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"Ready to strangle Europe." The security Council of Russia spoke about U.S. policy

USA on the background of the pandemic ready to strangle the European countries for their interests, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy Secretary of the Russian security Council Aleksandr Venediktov.

In his words, Europe follows American orders.

"Washington said — and the point of the matter is the Europeans to fulfill. Want to continue to maintain allied relations within NATO — pay," — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, the US "destroy such agreements as the Treaty on elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range and the open skies Treaty, which directly affects European security, to show the EU who is the boss here".

Venediktov also said that the us authorities take all measures to ensure that Europe did not receive cheap gas "Northern stream — 2".

Earlier, three U.S. senators sent a letter to the leadership of the German town of Sassnitz with the requirement to stop to help the construction of the pipeline. Otherwise, the legislators promised to "financial destruction," the port of Mukran, which is a logistics centre project.

However, German politicians and the Ministry of energy reacted harshly to such a requirement, noting that Germany could retaliate.

The United States prevented the construction of "Nord stream — 2", to promote its own liquefied natural gas. At the end of the year the American authorities have taken the defense budget, providing for sanctions against companies involved in laying pipes.

After that, the Swiss firm Allseas immediately announced the cessation of work. However, energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Russia is able to lay the remaining 160 miles of pipeline efforts vessels "Akademik Chersky" and "fortune".