US Ambassador to Germany reported about possible sanctions because of the “Nord stream — 2”
MOSCOW, 13 Jan — RIA Novosti. The U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell sent out letters to a number of German companies and hinted at the possibility of imposing sanctions from the United States because of the support of the “Nord stream-2”, said the publication Bild.
“As you know, the United States strongly opposed the “Nord stream-2″… Pipeline carries major geopolitical consequences for our European allies and partners. Our concerns are widely shared. EU members from Eastern Europe, many governments in Western Europe and Canada oppose the project. These partners share our concern nerastas aggressive behavior of Russia, especially Moscow is using energy resources as political and economic levers,” — said in a letter to Grenelle placed at the disposal of edition.
The publication suggests that such letters were sent out to a number of companies that rated them as pressure.
“Because of this on behalf of my government, I beg that your company has considered the risk that this project poses to European energy security, as well as reputational costs and the risk of sanctions associated with that,” added Grinnell.
“The letter should not be taken as a threat, but as a clear expression of U.S. policy,” — said the publication representative of the Ambassador.
“2 Nord stream” involves construction of a pipeline capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The United States opposes this project. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in this regard, said the President of the United States Donald trump pursues the interests of American business in the supply of LNG to Europe.