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Germany is preparing a response to new US sanctions on the "Nord stream — 2"

The German authorities will prepare a response in case the White house will impose additional sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream — 2", reports Bloomberg citing government sources in Berlin.

In an internal document, the German economy Ministry says new US sanctions may affect a substantial number of European companies and banks, and government organizations. According to the Agency, in response, the government of Angela Merkel is considering a plan for the coordinated action of the European Union.

The project "Northern stream — 2" involves the laying of two pipelines from the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Against the construction actively support Ukraine, fearing to lose the transit, as well as the United States, which want to promote in the European market its LNG.

At the end of last year, the us authorities have adopted a defense budget providing for sanctions against companies involved in the gas pipeline. In the result the Swiss Allseas almost immediately stopped work and took the court.

Finish the pipeline Russia can independently using the pipelayer "Akademik Chersky". He is now in the port of Mukran logistic base of the "Nord stream — 2".

While in Washington state about the possibility of tougher sanctions: Republican senators have introduced a bill which, in particular, proposes to extend restrictions on companies engaged in the insurance of vessels pipelayers.