the U.S. Senate has included sanctions against the “Nord stream — 2” project in the US defense budget. This was reported by one of the authors of the initiative — the representative of the Republican party in the upper house of Congress.
This path was chosen in order to accelerate the adoption of restrictive measures. However, they have yet to agree with the Democrats: they offer their version of the defense budget and reconciliation Commission combines the documents into one. Only then is universal suffrage.
Current U.S. sanctions against the “Nord stream — 2” is aimed at vessels which are laying pipes under water. And the new vessels will affect insurers, service companies and companies issuing certificates: without them it is impossible to start using the pipeline.
Previously, the same group of senators pushed a bill on sanctions, which caused the indignation of the German government, reminds TV channel “Russia 24”. In Berlin, concerned about the threat of extraterritorial restrictions on European companies. In addition, the Commission started to prepare a package of countermeasures.