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In the Bundestag protested the U.S. Senator for the "Nord stream — 2"

The faction of the liberal Free democratic party (FDP) Bundestag sent a letter to us senators Ted Cruz and Genie Sahin, which protested against the impending sanctions against the European gas pipeline "Nord stream – 2", told RIA Novosti the official representative of the faction on energy, Martin Neumann.

"Because the position of his colleagues in the parliamentary group of the FDP is clear: we do not tolerate the intervention of America in European Affairs", - he said.

"Naftogaz" has urged the United States to adopt a law on sanctions on the "Nord stream – 2"

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".

Novak called the US action against the "Nord stream – 2" protectionism

Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that he did not know whether U.S. sanctions to block "North 2", says such acts of protectionism and interference in the Affairs of sovereign countries.

"I don't know, it can block the project or not, I can only Express my opinion that this is, in my opinion, pure protectionism and interference in the Affairs of other sovereign States," said Novak, Bloomberg in response to the question of whether U.S. sanctions block the project "Nord stream 2".

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.

The businessman called on the EU to help with the sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

European institutions should support companies that may fall under U.S. sanctions because of the "Nord stream 2" may, through the mechanism of the ESM, said at a press conference in Berlin the Executive Director of the Eastern Committee of German economy Michael harms.

"This (compensation due to US sanctions - ed.) can implement only the European institutions, for example, through the ESM," said harms.

Berlin has rejected the US sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

In Berlin closely monitoring the situation around the pipeline "Nord stream — 2", including in the United States, said at the briefing, the representative of the Ministry of economy of Germany, responding to a question RIA Novosti.

It became known yesterday that the U.S. Senate introduced a bill to expand sanctions against the project. Thus, it is proposed to introduce restrictions on insurance companies serving court that work on the construction of the pipe.

The expert commented the draft US sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

The United States wants to influence the construction of "Nord stream 2" by political pressure, they have no right to make decisions on the introduction of sanctions against foreign States on issues not affecting national interests, says the international arbiter of the UN in Maritime law, doctor of legal Sciences, member of Russian Association of international law Vladimir Kotlyar.

The bill on sanctions against the "Nord stream 2" were previously submitted to the Senate of the United States. He proposes to impose sanctions against the insurers of the ships employed on the construction of a gas pipeline. The document was supported by five senators from both parties, including the influential Senator from Texas Ted Cruz. According to Cruz, "there is agreement between the parties and both chambers of Congress that "Nord stream 2" is a critical threat to America's national security and should not be completed."

Russia's chances to finish the construction "Nord stream — 2" after new sanctions

Politicians and experts commented on the introduction of U.S. Senate bill to expand sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream — 2". According to Russian parliamentarians, Washington is trying to impede development of the project and promote their own interests at the expense of European partners. The key statement in the material RIA Novosti.

The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev called cynical and illegal sanctions against insurance companies that provide services operating on pipe-laying vessels.

"Naftogaz" has thanked the United States for draft sanctions on the "Nord stream — 2"

Ukrainian "Naftogaz" thanked the U.S. senators for the bill, which proposes to impose sanctions against the "Nord stream 2", the press service of the company.

The bill on sanctions against the "Nord stream 2" were previously submitted to the Senate of the United States. He proposes to impose sanctions against the insurers of the ships employed on the construction of a gas pipeline. The document was supported by five senators from both parties, including the influential Senator from Texas Ted Cruz.

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