© RIA Novosti, Mikhail Voskresensky If USA will impose sanctions against German companies for participation in the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”, followed by the negative response of Berlin, but the German establishment did not want a complete break with America. This was told by the German political scientist Alexander Rahr in an interview with Ukraine.ru
Earlier, the House of representatives of the U.S. Congress adopted the law on the defence budget, adding a provision on sanctions against companies involved in the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”.
“First, President Donald trump needs to sign this law. I think before Christmas he will sign because it is under so much pressure that it can no longer postpone the signing,” — said the expert.
However, says the political scientist, Germany for the first time appeared in a situation when the Americans want to punish the German and European firms in fact, during the cooperation with Russia in the energy field, which is very important for Europe.
Now comes a historical moment: either the Germans with all this I agree, considering that in Europe, many countries support the United States in the gas issue, either find the strength to resist and impose counter-sanctions, Rahr concluded.