MOSCOW, February 23 – RIA Novosti. The administration of the incumbent US President, like his predecessor, opposes the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Washington considers the sanctions imposed on it to work, said State Department spokesman Ned Price .
“Our actions are having a good effect,” Agence France-Presse quoted Price as saying.
The spokesman for the State Department added that the United States will continue to monitor organizations involved in the construction of Nord Stream 2 for the introduction of sanctions.
On the eve of the US, the ship Fortuna and its owner KVT-Rus, capable of completing the gas pipeline, were included in another list of sanctions under the American law On the Protection of European Energy Security. In January, the vessel was already blacklisted under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.
“Nord Stream – 2”
The project involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. Also, the pipe will pass through the territorial or exclusive economic zones of Finland, Sweden and Denmark.
Washington, which is promoting its liquefied natural gas to the European Union, as well as Kiev, Warsaw, Riga and Vilnius are actively opposed to Nord Stream 2. At the end of 2019, the United States imposed sanctions on the project, as a result of which Allseas from Switzerland had to abandon the pipe laying.
Construction resumed a year later – in December 2020, the Fortuna pipelayer laid 2.6 kilometers of pipes in German waters. It remains to lay 120 kilometers in the waters of Denmark and about 28 kilometers in the waters of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Russian authorities have repeatedly pointed out that Nord Stream 2 is a purely commercial project. Moscow indicated that the pipeline would be completed despite external opposition.