Russia will be able to build “Nord stream-2” in case of failure of partners
Moscow. September 22. INTERFAX.RU — Russia has the opportunity to build a gas pipeline “Northern stream-2” in case of sanctions by the USA against the participants of the project, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“Russia has the opportunity, but we hope that such conduct will not happen” — said Peskov told RBC, answering the question whether Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised that Russia will fully Finance the “Nord stream-2” if the US imposes sanctions against the project.
On Saturday the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, citing informed sources reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin during the meeting with Merkel in Meseberg on August 18 declared readiness of the Russian side to fully Finance the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” in the case if USA will impose sanctions against the participants of the consortium.
The gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” will be held on the Baltic sea, connecting suppliers in Russia with consumers in Europe, its length will be more than 1.2 thousand km capacity will be 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The project is implemented by “Gazprom” in Alliance with European companies — Engie, Uniper OMV, Shell, Wintershall.
Meanwhile, as reported, the President of the United States Donald trump on Tuesday said that Washington is not considering imposing sanctions against companies involved in the construction of “Nord stream-2”.
“We do not consider such possibility”, — said trump, answering the question, will there be sanctions against companies involved in the gas pipeline project.