The French foreign Ministry said that Washington should coordinate their policies in the field of anti-Russian sanctions with EU member States and countries outside the G7. About it reports Reuters.
“For several years we have explained to US the difficulties that arise due to the nature of their extraterritorial legislation, — stated in the Ministry statement. — We would like to on issues related to security and European policy in the field of industry, the United States coordinated its actions with partners, primarily with the members of the G7”.
Indignation of Paris caused a new package of sanctions proposed by the U.S. Senate. If it is approved by President trump, under the restrictions will be subject to a number of French firms including energy giant Engie.
June 15, foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel and the Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern condemned the draft of new U.S. sanctions. In a joint statement 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. The next day they were joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The U.S. Senate on 15 June 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.