Russian Ambassador to Germany spoke about the situation with the "Northern stream — 2"
The authorities of Germany and German business circles reject the logic of blackmail and threats from the United States because of the "Nord stream — 2", said in an interview with RIA Novosti Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechaev.
"The German government, the German business community strongly reject the logic of blackmail and threats, confirm the demand for the implementation of the "Nord stream — 2" as a commercial project, which required the German economy in the conditions of the refusal of coal and gas generation. We believe that this support will continue, and the gas pipeline will be commissioned, despite all the efforts of our detractors," said Nechayev.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump has promised to reduce the number of us troops in Germany from 34.5 to 25 thousand people, Berlin is behind on their payments to NATO. Experts interviewed by RIA Novosti, did not rule out that this decision is political and has less to do with the activities of Berlin in the framework of NATO, as with the sovereign policy pursued by the authorities of Germany, in particular, their support for the project of the pipeline "Nord stream 2". As reported on Thursday, Bloomberg, citing sources in the German government in Berlin is preparing retaliatory measures if the White house realizes its threat of additional sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream — 2".
"The postponement of the completion of the project "Nord stream 2" is not associated with a coronavirus, and with the illegal actions of Washington. Use extraterritorial sanctions the US wants to increase the competitiveness of its liquefied natural gas and to impose on its European allies. This is done under a completely false pretext of "protecting" Europeans from the so-called growing influence of Russia. In essence, we are talking about gross intervention in the field of German and European sovereignty", - said the Ambassador Nechaev.
"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, as well as Ukraine and several European countries. States in December imposed sanctions against the project, demanding that the companies doing the strip, to immediately stop the construction. Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of the gas pipeline. Russia has repeatedly stated that the project is a commercial and profitable Europe.