A British MP has accused Berlin of betrayal because of the Russian gas
Member of the British Parliament Daniel Kawczynski accused Germany of "betrayal" of Europe because of the cooperation with Russia on the project "Nord stream — 2". Such a statement he made in an interview with tabloid the Daily Express amid reports about a new bill on US sanctions against Russian gas pipeline.
The bill concerning restrictive measures against the "Nord stream — 2", previously introduced in the U.S. Senate. The document, in particular, provides for sanctions against insurers that insure vessels operating on the gas pipeline.
According to the British policy, he had discussed the issue of restrictive measures against the Russian draft, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the past and earlier this year and called on the government to "action". However, the Ministers said that sanctions unilaterally impossible in the transitional period, and Britain needs to follow the sanction regime of Brussels.
"Thus, now more than ever it is important that the Prime Minister did not stretch it. We owe it to our NATO allies, especially those who are on the front lines in Eastern Europe to regain control of foreign policy to support the U.S. sanctions regime, and to ensure that "Nord stream — 2" never finished," said Kawczynski.
In his opinion, this "depends the fate of many countries", so now, when Britain left the EU, it should be "go out and bury the pipeline once and for all".
"It's hard to overstate the magnitude of the betrayal, which is the pipeline. Germany is a NATO member, is committed (on paper) protecting the continent from possible interference and influence of Russia", — concluded Kawczynski.
The parliamentarian expressed confidence that Germany as one of the most important members of the European Union becomes more susceptible to Russian influence, "tying its industrial capacity" to the Russian energy network.
"Nord stream — 2" involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Against the project actively support the US, the European Union promotes in its LNG and Ukraine and several European countries.