The Minister of energy, infrastructure and the digital technology of the German state of Mecklenburg — Vorpommern Christian Pegel in an interview with RT Deutsch said that the European States is not profitable to buy American liquefied natural gas, as it will be more expensive than supplies from Russia.
According to him, the need of conversion of gas to liquid and logistics costs significantly increase the cost of fuel supplies from the United States.
Ukrainian company "Naftogaz" thanked the U.S. senators who sent a threatening letter addressed to the port operator in the German city of Sassnitz due to support the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2".
Previously at the disposal of RIA Novosti was a letter from three members of the U.S. Senate, to the operator of the port of Sassnitz GmbH. It refers to the impending U.S. government sanctions against companies involved in supporting the construction of the pipeline. In particular, the appeal stated that in case of continuation of works the port of Sassnitz is facing "financial destruction."
Construction of the pipeline "Nord stream 2" can be resumed on 3 August at the expiry of the appeal the new permit of Denmark, even if this decision will be appealed, told reporters in the Danish energy Agency (DEA).
"It is possible to appeal to the Danish appeals Board on energy issues, will have immediate suspensive effect, unless the Council decides otherwise," said the regulator.
Russia is a state that represents for the UK a "significant threat," said Minister of state for defence of the Kingdom Annabel Goldie. It is reported by RT.
Previously a member of the house of lords John Anderson appealed to the authorities of the UK and asked how the government assesses the safety of the North and Baltic seas because of the statement of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the day of the Navy that this year the fleet will take 40 new ships.
Polish oil and gas company PGNiG filed in the Higher court of düsseldorf, the statement about "active participation" in the trial of the release of "Nord stream — 2" from the requirements of the updated EU Gas Directive.
The Chairman of the management Board of PGNiG Jerzy Kwiecinski tweeted.
Political Europe's response to U.S. sanctions against the project "Nord stream 2", told RIA Novosti the German political scientist Alexander Rahr.
Previously, the need "political response" to the threat of Washington sanctions against companies involved in the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream – 2", said in Vienna head of Austrian oil and gas Corporation OMV Rainer Seele, it was quoted by the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
The reasons for the sensational invasion eared jellyfish, also known as eared Aurelia, in the Western part of the Baltic sea this year are connected with the sea currents and weather, said to RIA Novosti, the German biologist, specialist of the research center for ocean Helmholtz "GEOMAR" in Kiel and the technical University in Copenhagen Cornelia Jaspers.
"It varies from year to year. Last year Aurelius, for example, was not enough, this year a lot of them. It depends primarily on ocean currents, weather conditions and wind, as jellyfish can't swim against the current. But we have seen that in some years the number of jellyfish is very high. For example, in the Western part of the Baltic sea, from Flensburg to Kiel and lübeck it was recorded in 1982, 2002 and now," - said the expert.
The unfinished area of the "Nord stream-2" is not subject to seasonal restrictions of construction of the spawning cod, told RIA Novosti press-service of the operator of project Nord Stream AG 2.
Restrictions on work in the area of cod spawning overlap from July to August. They apply to construction in the Bornholm basin in the southwestern part of the Baltic sea.
U.S. authorities are increasing pressure on German and European companies involved in the construction of "Nord stream — 2", the newspaper "Die Welt" with reference to sources.
It is emphasized that the United States conducted two videoconferences with contractors of the gas pipeline from Germany and other European countries to "to indicate the far-reaching consequences for their further participation in the project". They were attended by representatives of the state Department, the Ministry of Finance and US Department of energy.
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.
The European Union has always supported and adheres to transparency and strict compliance with European and international law in the energy sector, said at a press conference in Brussels the European Commission representative refused to comment on the threat of possible sanctions by the USA on the project "Nord stream 2".
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday 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." These actions put at risk the us sanctions on investments and other actions associated with the Russian export gas pipelines.
The Ministry of defence has published a video escort reconnaissance aircraft of the U.S. air force over the sea of Japan by Russian fighters.
The footage, shot from fighter jets, seen American Board.
The anchor lay barge "Fortuna", which can be used for the completion of the gas pipeline "Nord stream — 2", left from the German port of Mukran, it can be seen on the site for ship tracking Marine Traffic and Myshiptracking.
On Tuesday evening the ship came out of Mukran, logistic base "Nord stream 2", which holds pipes for construction of gas pipeline, and moved to the South-East.
The Minister of Finance of Estonia Martin Helme was elected Chairman of the parliamentary Conservative people's party (EKRE) on held on Saturday the party Congress, which is broadcast live were the leading media of the Baltic Republic. He succeeded his father, the head of the interior Ministry March Helme.
On the eve of the Congress of the 70 - year-old, Mart Helme, said that it would not again run for the post of Chairman EKRE, because the party has ambitious goals (the post of Prime Minister after the next parliamentary elections in 2023) and she needs "dynamics and fresh energy." However Helme Sr. remains in politics, at the Congress he was elected Vice-President EKRE.
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".
The American leader Donald trump wanted to threaten NATO leaders at the summit in 2018, the US withdrawal from the Alliance, if they continue to support the project of the pipeline "Nord stream - 2," recalls former White house adviser on national security, John Bolton.
This is stated in his book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," which went on sale Tuesday.
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.
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".
Operator "Nord stream — 2", 2 Nord Stream AG, filed an appeal in the court of Dusseldorf for a decision of the Federal network Agency of Germany (BNA), denied exemption of the project from the requirements of the updated EU gas Directive, told reporters in the company.
"15 Jun, Nord Stream 2 filed an appeal against the decision of the Federal network Agency of Germany the Supreme regional court of Dusseldorf. 2 Nord Stream AG insists that the actual date may 23, 2019 the pipeline was completed from the point of view of economic functionality. On the basis of the current at the time of the legal framework, the company performed a return on investment of several billion Euro before the European Commission announced its plan to change the Gas Directive", - have informed in a press-service.
The Ministry of defence released video of the interception of U.S. bombers over the Baltic sea.
Earlier the defense Ministry reported that on-duty air defense forces of the Western military district has recorded over neutral waters of the strategic bombers b-52H and foreign spy planes.
Air defenses revealed In the strategic-52H US air force and aircraft reconnaissance aircraft over the neutral waters of the Baltic sea and escorted by Russian fighter jets, reported Russian defense Ministry.
"Fifteenth of June, 2020, the duty air defense forces of the Western military district were promptly identified actions of the strategic bombers b-52H US air force and aircraft reconnaissance aircraft of foreign States over neutral waters of the Baltic sea and they were accompanied by Russian fighters", - is spoken in the message.
Calculations of operational-tactical complexes "Iskander" of the Baltic fleet held in the Kaliningrad region training on the application of conventional missile strikes against passing in the Baltic sea doctrines of the Navy of the NATO BALTOPS-2020, said the Baltic fleet.
"In the framework of the planned activities of combat training of forces of the Baltic fleet in the Kaliningrad region with the calculations of operational-tactical complexes "Iskander" held training on the application of conventional missile strikes ... Event of combat training of forces of the Baltic fleet held against passing in the Baltic sea doctrines of the Navy of the NATO BALTOPS-2020", - stated in the message.
The RAF say that the second time flew to intercept Russian military aircraft in the skies over the Baltic sea.
"The fighter Typhoon, located in Lithuania within the framework of the NATO mission to patrol the airspace of the Baltic States, the second time this week he intercepted the Russian aircraft off the coast of the Baltic sea. Fighters were raised into the air in the afternoon of June 4 to intercept Russian Il-20 and two su-27", - said the press service of the British air force.
New sanctions on the "Nord stream — 2" is detrimental to the relations of Germany and the United States, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the faction "Free democratic party" (FDP) in the Bundestag on energy, Martin Neumann.
"Yesterday a bill to extend sanctions against the pipeline project "Nord stream — 2" shows once again how unpredictable the policy of the United States under President Donald trump. Such individual actions, which often contain hostile intentions against major European projects will be to damage German-American relations," - said the MP.
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 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."
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.
Us senators have prepared a plan to expand sanctions against the project "Nord stream — 2," reports Bloomberg, citing a draft document.
According to the Agency, previously sanctioned plan apply to all activities related to piping and insurance. Now the restrictions will also apply to insurance companies, which offer services working on the pipeline to tankers.
— The ship "Akademik Chersky", which is able to build the gas pipeline "Nord stream — 2", now belongs to the Samara thermal power property Fund, says RBC with reference to the extract from the registration of the ship in the Russian international register of vessels.
As at 31 March, the Fund was part of the group "Gazprom". Its founders — the company "Gazprom Teploenergo" and "Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Samara", which, in turn, are part of "Gazprom Mezhregiongaz".
Another American sanctions against the "Nord stream – 2", now under discussion in Washington could affect German company, said on the NSN expert Financial University under the government of Russia, senior analyst of the national energy security Fund Igor Yushkov.
Previously, the newspaper Politico, citing sources reported that during a telephone conversation between the President of the United States Donald trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared "hot disputes", in particular – on the situation with the gas pipeline.
The defense Ministry has posted a video of the interception of American bombers B-1B Lancer of the Russian HQs.
Earlier the military said that fighter jets forced to turn the American planes away from the Russian border.
Flights of US air force bombers in the Baltic and Black seas create tension in the relevant Russian regions, Russia will be forced to respond accordingly, said RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin.
Previously, the defense Ministry of Russia reported that the Russian air defense forces on Friday found the strategic bombers b-1B U.S. air force over the Black and Baltic seas. The Ministry added that Russian fighter jets over the Black sea and the Baltic approached the American bombers, b-1B, after which they turned in the direction from the border of Russia.
Sending your bombers to the borders of Russia, the United States will not reach its goal to intimidate Russia, but put its European allies, from whose airfields fly these aircraft, said RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir Jabbarov.
Earlier, the defense Ministry said that the air defense forces on Friday found the strategic bombers b-1B U.S. air force over the Black and Baltic seas, fighter VC of the Russian Federation forced them to turn aside from the Russian border.
The ship "Akademik Chersky" to lay pipes of the gas pipeline "Nord stream – 2" to the end of the summer, suggested in a broadcast NSN expert Financial University under the government of Russia, senior analyst of the national energy security Fund Igor Yushkov.
He noted that the vessel is able to lay a maximum of two kilometers per day.
US statement on its intention to introduce new sanctions against the project "Nord stream 2" talking about the activity of the American forces, to impose on other countries its energy policy and its liquefied natural gas, Washington reduces the advantage of the competitiveness of European companies, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell said in an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt that the new sanctions against the "Nord stream 2" may be adopted by the us Congress quickly, despite the election campaign. The purpose of new sanctions is preventing the introduction of the pipeline system. How will this be implemented in practice, the Ambassador did not elaborate, but one possibility may be penalties to companies that provide maintenance of the pipeline.