Attempt by Berlin to negotiate with the United States on the "Nord stream — 2" through diplomacy, without the imposition of counter-sanctions leads to surrender of sovereignty to Germany and Europe, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the "Alternative for Germany" in the Bundestag on energy Steffen Cotterêts.
"I am, despite all, was confident that the project will be completed - Russia has always found ways to cope with difficulties. The question is how broad is the support of the German government and the EU. I see problems here. The government and the Chancellor reiterated that they do not want to take counter measures that they want to stay in the negotiations. I believe that a surrender of sovereignty, to immediately begin to threaten counter-measures, for example, refuse to purchase U.S. LNG, the introduction of customs duties and various sanctions. You might think about to take sanctions against the initiators (US sanctions)," said KOTRA.
The German government welcomes the agreed at the level of the trilateral contact group's ceasefire in Ukraine, calls for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, said at a briefing in Berlin, Deputy spokesman of the government of Germany Ulrike Demmer.
"The German government welcomes the agreement in the trilateral contact group, which consists of representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE, the additional measures which operate with the night. These include a ban on heavy weapons, drones and trying to sabotage the coordination mechanism of violations of the ceasefire regime and the special protection of civilian objects. Urge all parties to fully support the ceasefire, to follow the General commitments under the Minsk agreements", - said Demmer.
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.