the US Plans to expand sanctions against the “Nord stream — 2” is not changed the opinion of the German government about the need to continue the project, said Tuesday the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas in a joint press conference with his Polish counterpart — Minister of foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz.
“the Fact that there are thinking about sanctions or may initiate a new will not imenyayut our position on the “Nord stream — 2”, — said the head of the German foreign Ministry.
“and the stream – 2” laid parallel to the existing pipeline “Nord stream” from Russia to Europe via the Baltic sea. Remained to put the plot in the waters of Denmark.
“the Sanctions that are being discussed, are extraterritorial in nature, we reject them,” said Maas. This is another statement of Germany after a new attempt to pressure the US on the power of the largest country of the European Union. The first came in early June immediately after the announcement of new sanctions.
Against a new possible US sanctions made the company Uniper, one of the European partners “Gazprom” in the gas pipeline project. “We are closely monitoring current events in the United States for possible new sanctions against the “Nord stream – 2″. That would be a clear step toward escalation with further significant intervention in the sovereignty of the EU and energy security”, — said TASS in the press service of Uniper.
Earlier, a group of U.S. lawmakers from both Republicans and Democrats introduced in the Senate a bill to expand sanctions against the pipeline “Nord stream — 2”. The purpose of the bill is to block the completion of the pipeline “Nord stream — 2”. Previous U.S. sanctions had forced a Swiss company Allseas, a contractor of the project is to stop its bulldozers working in the Baltic sea “Nord stream — 2”. In Strothe construction of the pipeline was attended by three vessels of the company — the Pioneering Spirit, Solitaire and Audacia.
Gazprom intends to use their own pipelay — vessel “Akademik Chersky”, which is in the port of Mukran on rügen island. Nearby, in Lubmin is a company Gascade station for receiving gas from “Northern stream” and “Nord stream-2”.