Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation Polyansky: US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 do not bother Moscow US sanctions are a problem for Nord Stream 2. He stressed that the gas pipeline has nothing to do with Washington, this is the business of Moscow and Berlin, therefore, the indignation of American lawmakers does not cause concern, RIA Novosti reports.
The diplomat added that it is difficult for him to see the connection between the Russian-German project and Congress. He also recalled how Russia views extraterritorial sanctions and said that the United States can “make noise as it pleases.”
“I don’t think we need to exaggerate what is happening. We are faced with sanctions for almost everything, for being Russia. So I don’t know if the next set of sanctions should worry us too much, “Polyansky said.
The first deputy representative called the American sanctions illegal and contrary to international law, but concluded that Washington is not always worried about this, so “Let them make noise, no problem.” The roughly $ 770 billion defense budget includes sanctions against Russia.
Before the vote, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said his party members would block the draft budget because the majority Democrats would not allow approval a number of proposals. This is a package with 18 amendments, including additional sanctions against the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.