German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares the criticism of the head of the German foreign Ministry and the Austrian Chancellor, condemned the draft of new U.S. sanctions against the Russian fuel and energy complex. This was stated by the official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert, reports Finanzen.net.
“To put it mildly, unconventional approach of the U.S. Senate,” he said. According to him, Merkel is convinced that the economic interests and Washington’s sanctions “do not mix”.
June 15, foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel and the Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern condemned the draft of new U.S. sanctions. In the joint it is noted that these restrictions will create a danger for European companies that are involved in the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”. In particular we are talking about the German BASF and the Austrian OMV.
Earlier in the day, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to expand anti-Russian sanctions. In the event of approval, American companies and individuals will not be allowed to lend to Russian banks for longer than 14 days. It is also proposed to limit the terms of financing of Russian oil and gas companies.