Kremlin: U.S. sanctions may complicate construction of Nord Stream 2
The existing and planned U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2 are aimed at making the implementation of the project as difficult as possible and are able to do so, press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said.
According to him, Russia and Europe are interested in the implementation of a project that is so necessary to ensure its energy security.
In response to the question of whether the American side has real mechanisms capable of stopping the project, Peskov said: "Of course, the restrictions that the Americans have already accepted, that they have planned in the draft defense budget, are, of course, aimed at complicating the project implementation as much as possible, a project Europe very much needs, in terms of European energy security. "
"Of course, this can complicate [the implementation of the project], but at the same time, our European partners, and we are interested in the project's implementation, so that it is finalized in the interests of European consumers and Russian gas suppliers," TASS cited the spokesman as saying.
Yesterday, Reuters, citing senior sources in the administration of President Donald Trump, announced that the U.S. administration plans to impose a new package of sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 project.