In the state Duma has considered the request of the German duties on American gas

Deputy Dmitry Novikov in an interview with TV channel RT was considered a possible tightening of economic policy in Germany towards US is natural.

Earlier, the head of the Bundestag Committee on energy Klaus Ernst called Washington's pressure on the "Nord stream – 2" encroachment on the sovereignty of the country and warned that Berlin may impose punitive duties on American gas.

Novikov said that in recent years, the U.S. tightened economic relations with friendly States.

Thus, according to the parliamentarian, Washington will change its course only in the case of a change of sentiment in government circles.

At the end of last year, the United States adopted the defense budget, which has imposed restrictions against companies involved in the implementation of the "Nord stream — 2". So, the work was stopped by the Swiss Allseas engaged in the construction of a gas pipeline.

Then the Minister of energy of Russia