The U.S. Congress approved a law providing for sanctions against the “Nord stream — 2”, and Chancellor Angela Merkel responded to this clearly. She said that Germany does not accept this practice. As stressed by the German tabloid Bild, this is a clear call and a Declaration of war to Donald Trump.
ReutersКонгресс United States voted to impose sanctions with a view to putting an end to the project of the pipeline “Nord stream — 2”, despite the resistance of Germany, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reacted to this clear words, writes Bild.. Message to us President Donald Trump, which it formulated in the environment, is: “I don’t see any other possibility, except how to negotiate that we do not accept such practices.”
According to the publication, is “a clear Declaration of war” Trump: Merkel will not allow the United States continued to undermine a gas pipeline project, which enjoys her support.
As recalled by Bild, in the last meters of the USA attempted to still stop causing controversy gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany across the Baltic sea. To this end, the U.S. Congress passed a law providing for sanctions against the “Nord stream — 2”, which is to sign the American President Donald trump.
Meanwhile, the project cost about €10 billion can no longer hold back and soon it will be completed, I am sure the German tabloid. Moscow sees sanctions are an attempt by Washington to protect their interests in the energy sector and bring a more expensive liquefied natural gas to the EU market.
Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas even after the vote in the U.S. house of representatives last week unsuccessfully urged the Senate not to endorse the sanctions. Speaking on German television, he criticized them as unacceptable, “because it is, in the end, the impact on the Autonomous decisions taken in Europe.”
Germany and Europe are already receiving gas from Russia on the first gas pipeline “Nord stream”, and, primarily, by transit through Ukraine. As reported in the article, to date laid over 2100 km of the second gas pipeline through the Baltic sea. Left to pave approximately 300 km of pipes. Sanctions can lead to a delay in completion of the work, because Russia might have to find a new special court for the laying of pipes across the Baltic sea.
Sanctions are a perfect example of unscrupulous competition in order to impose Europe more expensive the product, said the press Secretary of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov. According to him, such actions do not like either Moscow or European capitals. The United States, he was accused of violating international law and extend its artificial dominance on the European market.
The United States argued that Germany will become dependent on Russia for a new pipeline, and sanctions are taken to protect the energy security of Europe, said Bild.