The US President has recognized the right of Germany to participate in the “Nord stream-2”
Moscow. July 17. INTERFAX.RU — German Participation in the project of construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” is its choice, but it is fraught with big problems, says the President of the United States Donald trump.
“It’s her choice, but this causes problems because it (Germany — Interfax) is a member of NATO,” he said in an interview with Fox News following the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
However, he noted that Germany “is paying Russia billions of dollars,” and that he had discussed the matter with German Chancellor Angela Merkel “in enough rigid tones” and waiting for the reaction.
Previously, trump has stated that he considers unacceptable the flow “pipe dollars” from Europe to Russia and criticized the energy agreement between Berlin and Moscow.
In March, Nord Stream AG 2 received permission for the construction and operation of the pipeline in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ). In January, permission was granted for the construction of the offshore section of the pipeline “Nord stream 2” in German territorial waters (within 12 nautical miles) and its land part.