Can new sanctions to stop the “Nord stream – 2”?

A Russian pipe-laying vessel has reached the construction site of “Nord stream- 2.” Poland’s last hope is new us sanctions, but will they help? This is written by the Danish publication Jyllands-Posten.

The Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Chersky has arrived at the construction site of the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline. Us sanctions and European court decisions failed to stop the completion of the project, writes the Danish publication Jyllands-Posten.

It is noted that the “Akademik Chersky” long hid its final destination, but eventually docked in the German port of Mukran on the Rugen Peninsula. There is a warehouse for pipes for “Nord stream-2,” and very close to it is an unfinished section of the gas pipeline.

The publication reminds us that in recent years, the Russian project has been attacked from all sides. The US imposed sanctions on it, forcing European contractors to abandon the construction of the gas pipeline, and European courts ruled against “Nord stream-2.” Nevertheless, Russia consistently continues to implement the project and prepares appeals against decisions of European courts.

“If anything can prevent the Russians from completing “Nord stream-2″ on their own, it is a new set of us sanctions,” Jyllands-Posten quotes Mateusz Kubiak, an expert at Esperis, a Polish consulting company.

However, it is worth noting that practice shows that this can at best only slightly delay the implementation of the project, but not stop it.