The state Department has threatened the members of the "Nord stream — 2" effect

Washington has threatened sanctions companies involved in the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2".

"Leave immediately or there will be consequences," — said the head of the state Department Mike Pompeo at a press conference.

The diplomat explained that we are talking about measures stipulated by law CAATSA ("ON countering the enemies of America by sanctions"). Today, the state Department updated the public recommendations for action document to include the "Nord stream — 2" and part of "Turkish stream — 2".

The threat of sanctions Pompeo called a "clear signal" to companies that engage "in the Russian projects on the malicious influence."

The representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the threats from Washington, "an indicator of the weakness of the American system".

At the end of last year, the us authorities have adopted a defense budget calling for the introduction of restrictions against organizations involved in the implementation of the "Nord stream — 2" . After this, Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of the gas pipeline.

Recently, Copenhagen has issued an updated permit for the construction of the "Nord stream — 2". This means that when laying the pipe, you can use barge "Fortuna". Last week the ship has entered the waters of Denmark. While I will begin to work until August, when completed the appeal period for this decision.

"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 supports the USA, promoting in its liquefied natural gas to Europe and Ukraine and several European countries.

Moscow has repeatedly underlined that "Northern stream — 2" is purely economic in nature and conforms to European interests. In addition, Zakharova had previously criticized sanctions against members of the energy project, calling them a new round of Russophobia.