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Slutsky commented on the sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

The US is not going to respect someone else's decisions and interests, and sooner or later such a policy is "hurt" by Washington, said the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and second thread "Turkish stream."

In Germany said the U.S. threat of sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

The head of the Bundestag Committee on Economics and energy Klaus Ernst sent a letter to colleagues, urging to abandon the expansion of sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2". Extracts from documents quoted by the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

"You, of course, will resist attempts to interfere in the internal Affairs of Texas, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania. Europe, in turn, hopes that you will respect the decisions taken in the European Union in a democratic way," — said the MP.

In the Bundestag called upon to respond to sanctions on the "Nord stream — 2"

The head of the Bundestag Committee for economy and energy, Klaus Ernst, called on the government of Angela Merkel to take a tougher stance on U.S. sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2" in case of failure of diplomatic efforts.

About this politician told RIA Novosti.

The MP said the consensus in the Bundestag on the "Nord stream — 2"

In the Bundestag there is a consensus on the need to complete the construction of the "Nord stream 2", said at a press conference in Berlin the head of the Committee of the Bundestag on energy Klaus Ernst.

"In the Bundestag Committee on energy, in my estimation, a clear majority favoured the continuation of the construction of this pipeline. There are objections from the "Green" that lead environmental arguments. There is a significant majority in all parties, up to the Green, which declares that the sanctions against unacceptable and they need to protect themselves," said Ernst.

In Germany urged not to babble in response to US sanctions

We need to stop "throwing U.S. cotton balls" and give a tough response to sanctions against the project of the pipeline "Nord stream 2", said at a press conference in Berlin the head of the Committee of the Bundestag on energy Klaus Ernst.

"The Federal government must stop throwing cotton balls and start solving problems, and defending against attacks on the sovereignty of Germany and Europe," said harms.

German MPs criticized the U.S. for pressure on the "Nord stream — 2"

Germany should be prepared to answer certain US measures if Washington imposes extraterritorial sanctions in relation to the "Nord stream — 2", said the head of the Bundestag Committee for economic Affairs and energy, a Deputy from the party "Left" Klaus Ernst in an interview with the newspaper "Izvestia".

The bill concerning restrictive measures against the "Nord stream — 2", previously introduced in the U.S. Senate. The document, in particular, provides for sanctions against insurers that insure vessels working on construction of a gas pipeline.

In the Bundestag responded to the accusations of "betrayal of Europe"

Criticism of the project of the pipeline "Nord stream 2" comes mainly from those persons who lobby the interests of the United States, not Europe, told RIA Novosti member of the Bundestag, member of the Committee on foreign relations Anton Friesen, commenting on the British colleagues.

Previously, the UK member of Parliament Daniel Ernakulam said in an interview with British newspaper the Daily Express that Berlin is committing "betrayal" in Europe, because of the cooperation with Russia on the gas pipeline "Nord stream 2". "It's hard to overstate the magnitude of the betrayal, which is the pipeline. Germany is a NATO member, which (on paper) are committed to protecting the continent from potential interference and influence of Russia", - said the MP.

Pushkov commented on the statement of Germany on fees for gas from USA

Relations between Washington and Berlin may worsen even more, the Senator said Alexei Pushkov.

Earlier, the head of the Bundestag Committee on energy Klaus Ernst has accused the USA of infringement of the sovereignty of Germany due to the pressure on the "Nord stream – 2". The politician also warned that the German authorities may impose punitive duties on American gas.

In the state Duma has considered the request of the German duties on American gas

Deputy Dmitry Novikov in an interview with TV channel RT was considered a possible tightening of economic policy in Germany towards US is natural.

Earlier, the head of the Bundestag Committee on energy Klaus Ernst called Washington's pressure on the "Nord stream – 2" encroachment on the sovereignty of the country and warned that Berlin may impose punitive duties on American gas.