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The United States said it would not change its position on sanctions against SP-2

The US administration does not intend to change its position on the issue of sanctions against Nord Stream 2. The press secretary of the White House Jen Psaki told reporters about it.

According to her, President Joe Biden considers this deal a bad deal, as it “divides Europe, makes Ukraine and Central Europe vulnerable to Russia.”

In addition, as noted by Psaki, the implementation of this project does not correspond to the goals proclaimed by Europe in the field of energy and security.

She added that the United States continues to monitor activities to complete construction or certify the pipeline.

“If such actions take place, we will decide on the application of sanctions,” – quoted by RIA Novosti Psaki.

Earlier, the media reported that the US authorities began negotiations with Berlin on the implementation of the project. It was noted that the parties are also discussing the possibility of introducing new sanctions against companies involved in the construction of SP-2.

According to TASS, a representative of the Ministry of Economy and Energy of the Federal Republic of Germany said that all contacts between the United States and Germany are held behind closed doors.

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