Pushkov commented on the statement of Germany on fees for gas from USA

Relations between Washington and Berlin may worsen even more, the Senator said Alexei Pushkov.

Earlier, the head of the Bundestag Committee on energy Klaus Ernst has accused the USA of infringement of the sovereignty of Germany due to the pressure on the "Nord stream – 2". The politician also warned that the German authorities may impose punitive duties on American gas.

"This is not sanctions, but a retaliatory measure. Probably an even greater deterioration of relations between trump and Merkel. Does the American scythe, it seems, is still found in the German stone," wrote the MP on Twitter.

At the end of last year, the United States adopted the defense budget, which imposed restrictive measures against companies involved in the project "Northern stream — 2". In particular, they stopped the work of the Swiss Allseas carried out the construction of a gas pipeline.

Russia said in response that can complete the project independently, for example, using a laying vessel "Akademik Chersky". The ship has already arrived in Germany