Putin and Merkel agreed of the need to protect “Nord stream-2” from the attacks of third countries
Moscow. 19 Aug. INTERFAX.RU — Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed with the need to protect the project “Northern stream-2” from attacks by third countries, said the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.
“The question was raised”, — he told journalists, answering the question under discussion at the negotiations the issue of the possible introduction of United States sanctions against companies involved in the project “Northern stream-2”.
“In General there is an understanding that the project is commercially viable, competitive, and it is therefore necessary to take measures to protect it from possible non-competitive and unlawful attacks by third countries,” he added.
Answering the questions, have you reached any agreement on counteraction to possible sanctions against the “Nord stream-2”, Peskov said: “was Not the goal to reach any agreement, the more difficult to say what can be agreed, but in General a shared understanding of what the project needed, and it needs to be completed.”
In General, the negotiations of President Putin and Merkel was very thorough, the parties discussed earlier, the issues on the agenda, said Dmitry Peskov.
“The negotiations were long, had a very thorough and detailed conversation on topics that were generally identified in the statement (the leaders of the two countries before the talks — Interfax)”, — he told reporters.
In particular, Dmitry Peskov, said that Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel discussed the situation around the Joint comprehensive plan of action on Iran’s nuclear program.