Germany will take countermeasures if you entered USA of sanctions against the “Nord stream — 2”. This, as reported RIA Novosti, did not rule out the head of the Bundestag Committee for economy and energy, Klaus Ernst, noting that we can talk about raising taxes on American LNG.
He also lashed out at Kiev, which was supported by the US on the issue of restrictive measures due to the Russian project.
“The country that received and receives greater political and financial support from the EU, but at the same time in favour of extraterritorial U.S. sanctions that compromise our energy policy, calls into question this help,” he said.Previously the foreign Ministry of Ukraine said that Kiev hopes to use a possible US sanctions against the “Nord stream — 2” as a tool in negotiations with Russia on gas transit.
Before the media learned that Washington is preparing “the trick of sanctions” against the Russian gas pipeline “Nord stream — 2”. Opponents of the project in the United States expect to “roundabout way” to impose sanctions against European companies that take part in the construction of the Russian pipeline. Sanctions on partners of Russian gas giant “Gazprom” in Europe should become part of the law on the military budget of the United States the following year. And make it needs before the New year
“Nord stream-2” is planned to apply next year to Germany, bypassing Ukraine almost 31 billion cubic meters of gas. The project involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters, it is built next to the existing “Northern stream”.