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Die Welt: "Gazprom" has found a way to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

The US has almost no control to stop the construction of the "Nord stream — 2", writes Die Welt.

The German edition States that the pipeline is almost built. In addition, Moscow has found a way to circumvent us sanctions: before the ship "Akademik Chersky" belong to "Gazprom", which threatened Russian company problems, but now the ship is recorded on the current Russian Fund STIF. Thus, Gazprom receives the opportunity to finish the pipeline to the end, not fearing the imposition of restrictions, emphasizes Die Welt.

"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 advocate USA, in the EU promoting its liquefied natural gas, and Ukraine, fearing to lose the transit. The United States in December imposed sanctions against the project, demanding that the companies doing the laying of the pipeline, to stop it immediately. Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of work.

In early June, U.S. Republican senators said that the pipeline threatens the national security of the United States, and introduced to the Senate a proposal to expand the sanctions. Lawmakers want to extend restrictions on companies engaged in the insurance of ships, pipelaying.