Russian and German MPs protested over the statement of the American senators threatened the port in Sassnitz in Germany with sanctions due to the "Nord stream — 2".
So, a member of the Federation Council Sergei Tsekov told RT that the American politicians embraced delusions of grandeur.
The economic interests of Europe in connection with the construction of the gas pipeline "Nord stream – 2" is necessary to protect Washington's actions put into question the continuation of a strong partnership, and sanctions against the pipeline are of a pronounced political character, said RIA Novosti Deputy, member of the international Committee of the Bundestag faction of the "Alternative for Germany" Waldemar Gerdt.
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.
German MPs and diplomats are not surprised by Washington's decision to reduce the number of American military in Germany.
On the eve of President Donald trump has promised to reduce the American contingent almost doubled. He noted that the military spend a lot of money there, and Berlin, by contrast, are underpaid in the budget of NATO.
The withdrawal of U.S. troops would not increase risks to the safety of Germany, the regret is only that Washington did not consider it necessary to inform such a big decision in advance, said RIA Novosti Deputy, member of the international Committee of the Bundestag faction of the "Alternative for Germany" Waldemar Gerdt.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump has promised to halve the number of us troops in Germany, up to 25 thousand people, Berlin is behind on their payments to NATO.
The United States ignored the damage Europe, threatening sanctions project of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2", told RIA Novosti Deputy, member of the international Committee of the Bundestag faction of the "Alternative for Germany" Waldemar Gerdt.
"The behavior of our transatlantic partner in relation to the "Nord stream — 2" symbolizes the overall relations between Germany, Europe and the United States. Numerous discussions between colleagues from the Bundestag and the American Parliament show that there seems to be no understanding that energy security is a very large and important topic in Germany and Europe," he said.