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A group of congressmen to support sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

A group of congressmen to support sanctions against the "Nord stream-2" and the second line of the "Turkish stream", which threatened to impose a state Department.

The letter, published on the website of the international Affairs Committee of the house of representatives, was signed by 9 members of Congress, including two Democrats, the rest Republicans.

"We welcome the decision of the state Department to warn companies involved in the "Nord stream-2" and the second line of the "Turkish stream". Any company which supports the efforts of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin to use Russian energy resources as a weapon and enrichment of his regime should face the consequences," - said in a statement.

Russia rejects charges of the USA to use energy supplies to exert pressure on other countries.

The congressmen urged the administration to support the bill on additional sanctions.

"Although this is a very positive step, it does not preclude the need for sanctions, ordered by Congress last year regarding the courts-plotters, which are necessary to complete the construction of Russian pipelines. It also does not negate the need for extended sanctions, the call for which is contained in the proposed bill on the protection of European energy security," the statement said.

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the Law on combating the enemies of America 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.

"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