Sanctions against the “Nord stream-2”, which prepare the US government, meaningless, according to journalists of The Hill.
The article notes that the supply of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe is a much more “effective method” of combating the project. Otherwise, the Russian side will use its resources as a “geopolitical weapon,” the authors write.
The impending sanctions the publication calls protectionist. The authors added that the restrictive measures will hit American companies and banks that work with Gazprom’s European partners to a greater extent.
The fact that Washington is going to impose sanctions against the “Nord stream-2,” it became known on May 21. In response, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin has confidence in the completion of the pipeline.
“Nord stream – 2” is a gas pipeline project from Russia to Germany, which is being laid on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Its launch is scheduled for 2019, but Gazprom allowed the postponement of the pipeline commissioning due to the situation with Denmark. The Kingdom is the only country that has not yet issued a building permit. In Copenhagen claim that “Nord stream-2” threatens the Danish state and can increase Europe’s dependence on Russia. The United States, Ukraine, and the Baltic States are also opposed to the construction, as they fear a decrease in the volume of gas transit through their territory.