The United States figured out how to interfere with the operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline after its completion. According to Moskovsky Komsomolets, the misadventures of the Russian project will continue.
Washington threatens to continue the sanctions policy against Nord Stream 2 until the “victorious end”, that is, the newspaper writes, until the construction of the last branch of the gas pipeline, only 150 kilometers long, is finally stopped, and the project itself is “forever buried in the waters of the Baltic Sea.” …
Some of the US sanctions did prevent the pipeline from being built. Some partners of the gas project, frightened by pressure from the United States, broke off relations with Nord Stream 2, which delayed construction work and delayed the completion of pipe-laying to German ports by more than a year.
Other economic measures on the part of the United States – to the main executor of the project, the Russian exporter Gazprom – have been bypassed. But it often costs the company additional costs.
But, the newspaper writes, even if the gas pipeline is laid, in which most of the interviewed experts agree, Washington’s struggle with the project will continue on land. This, in turn, can lead to the fact that the pipe will not operate at full capacity for a long time.
Sanctions against the pipeline have become an important part of both US foreign and domestic policy.
Earlier, Christopher Robinson, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, said that the adopted sanctions against the gas pipeline are working and it is necessary to continue “ending and containing Russia’s harmful influence.” First of all, we are talking about pressure on the European energy market. “We will stop this pipeline,” he promised.