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"Naftogaz" has urged the United States to adopt a law on sanctions on the "Nord stream – 2"

Ukrainian company "Naftogaz", thanked the congressmen who introduced the house of representatives a new bill providing for the extension of sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream – 2", and urged them rather to accept it, said on Friday the press-service of "Naftogaz".

Earlier, US Congressmen submitted to the house of representatives a new bill providing for the extension of sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream – 2".

"Naftogaz" expresses gratitude to the House of representatives, the Senate and other friends of Ukraine in the United States, which last year led to the adoption of PEESA (Law on the protection of European energy security – ed.) and has now introduced a bill for the clarification of the law in both houses of Congress... "Naftogaz of Ukraine" with great respect, urges the U.S. Congress to promptly adopt the draft law "About clarification to PEESA," - said in a statement on the website of the company.

"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 last year 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.

In addition, at the beginning of June to the U.S. Senate was introduced another bill against the "Nord stream – 2". He proposes to impose sanctions to insurers of vessels working on construction of a gas pipeline. The document was supported by five senators from both major U.S. parties, including the influential Senator from Texas Ted Cruz.