Reported that the United States and some European countries fear that the pipeline will allow Russia to bypass infrastructure in Ukraine, so that Russia will supply energy as a weapon against some countries.
The report points out that Russia and Germany advocate that northflow-2 is purely an economic project. Russias energy giant, Russia Natural Gas Industry Corporation, is building the pipeline, which is financed by some European companies such as Germanys Winterhall Stock Company.
It is reported that this is not the first time that the United States has threatened to use sanctions to prevent the northflow-2 project in recent years.
According to the Russian Satellite News Agency on May 25, U.S. Energy Secretary Perry said Washington planned to impose sanctions on the northflow-2 project. It is anticipated that the House and Senate may draw up a draft law restricting participation in the activities of the company involved in the project. A spokesman for the German Ministry of Economy and Energy said: We have taken note of Perrys statements and will not comment. We firmly reject such supra-territorial sanctions.
In addition, according to Xinhua News Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with visiting Austrian President Van der Beren in Sochi, a city in southwestern Russia, on the threat of sanctions against the United States. The two sides expressed their strong support for the completion of the North Flow-2 natural gas pipeline construction project under the pressure of the United States.
The picture shows President Trump. Xinhua News Agency/Reuters Source: Reference News Network Responsible Editor: Wang Xiaowu_NF
The picture shows President Trump. Xinhua News Agency/Reuters