The announcement of the state Department on the possible sanctions against a wide range of individuals and organizations involved in the Russian project "Northern stream - 2" and "Turkish stream" is a serious escalation in relations between the US and Germany and can lead to concessions by Berlin in procurement of LNG to the us, said Professor of international relations, Hamilton College in new York, Alan Cafruny.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the Law on combating the enemies of America through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream - 2" and second thread "Turkish stream." These actions put at risk the us sanctions on investments and other actions associated with the Russian export gas pipelines.
The head of the Munich security conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, commented on the situation around the US sanctions against the gas pipeline project "Nord stream 2".
"U.S. trade with Russia is OK, and the trade of Germany with Russia - not OK?" - wrote Ischinger on Twitter, responding to a message former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenelle.
In the German government took note of the statements of the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo of sanctions in respect of the project of the pipeline "Nord stream 2", the position of Berlin on the project remains unchanged, said RIA Novosti in the press service of the Cabinet.
"We have taken note of the statement of the foreign Minister of the United States. The position of the German government in regard to the "Nord stream 2" were presented many times and remains unchanged," - said the Agency.
Both lines of the pipeline "Nord stream" will be stopped for scheduled maintenance from 14 to 26 July, reported project operator Nord Stream AG.
Schedule of maintenance has been agreed with the partners in Nord Stream AG gas transportation up and down the stream.
Ukrainian company "Naftogaz", thanked the congressmen who introduced the house of representatives a new bill providing for the extension of sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream – 2", and urged them rather to accept it, said on Friday the press-service of "Naftogaz".
Earlier, US Congressmen submitted to the house of representatives a new bill providing for the extension of sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream – 2".
Donald trump received the first after the lifting of the quarantine the foreign visitor — the President of Poland Andrzej Duda. This summit followed closely in Berlin: trying to understand, when the us military moved from Germany to the Polish territory. But trump and Duda did not name specific figures and plans. What is the essence of new agreements between Washington and Warsaw, was taken to RIA Novosti.
Polish leader visits the United States annually. Agenda virtually unchanged: the tramp and the dude discuss how to strengthen military, energy and economic cooperation. Americans have traditionally praised the poles for the contribution to NATO's promise to reduce their dependence on Russian energy and called Warsaw a "valuable partner in Europe."
Hennig Kota, who served as Director of the project "Northern stream — 2", left the company Nord Stream AG 2, his place was taken by Marco Casorati, told RIA Novosti press-service of the company.
"Hennig Kota decided to leave the company 2 the Nord Stream AG for personal reasons in early June 2020. As the Director of the project he was replaced by Marco Casorati, who worked as over the "Nord stream — 2" and the "Northern stream" - the company said.
Russia will continue construction of the "Nord stream – 2", carrying out the project together with its European partners, the sanctions threat from the US is illegal, said RIA Novosti on Thursday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Earlier, a group of US senators introduced a bill to impose sanctions against the insurers of the ships employed in laying the "Nord stream – 2".