Russian Foreign Ministry: attempts to block Nord Stream 2 is attack on European security

Russian Foreign Ministry: attempts to block Nord Stream 2 is attack on European security

Attempts to block the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline for delivering Russian gas to the European Union are in fact an attack against the architecture of the European security, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said at a European conference of the international Valdai Discussion Club in Vienna.

"[There are] attempts to prevent the finishing of the Nord Stream 2 construction. This is very much regrettable, as in fact there has been an attempt to attack the remaining cornerstones of European order, security and stability," Sputnik cited Grushko as saying.

The statement comes after a group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced on 15 May a measure to impose sanctions against companies building Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline at sea including entities providing insurance or other financial services.

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