The Austrian foreign Ministry rejected the US plans to impose sanctions on the "Nord stream — 2"

The Austrian authorities rejected US plans to impose extraterritorial sanctions on the "Nord stream 2", the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the country.

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and second thread "Turkish stream." These actions put at risk the us sanctions on investments and other actions associated with the Russian export gas pipelines.

"Austria strictly rejects US plans to impose extraterritorial sanctions against the construction of "Nord Stream 2". We rely on direct dialogue between the partners, rather than unilateral measures," - said the Austrian foreign Ministry on Twitter.

"Nord stream 2" - building a new export pipeline from Russia to Europe via the Baltic sea. The entry point of the gas pipeline in the Baltic sea - the area of Ust-Luga in Leningrad region, output in Germany near Greifswald. The length of the route - more than 1.2 thousand kilometers. The total capacity of the two strands of "Nord stream 2" - 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The total designed capacity of "Nord stream" and "Nord stream 2" is 110 billion cubic meters of gas per year