BERLIN, February 26 – RIA Novosti. The FRG authorities are in constant contact with their American colleagues on the Nord Stream-2 project, said Ulrike Demmer, deputy official representative of the FRG Cabinet of Ministers.
“We, of course, are with our partners – in this case with the United States, but also with others – in constant contact. Often this is a confidential exchange of views. Sometimes we cannot publicly voice what we have to communicate, especially when it comes to political contacts where there are differences of opinion, “she said at a briefing on Friday.
In this regard, she did not respond to clarifying questions about the content of these negotiations. In particular, to questions that, according to media reports, Germany is offering the United States investments in the infrastructure of the liquefied gas industry in exchange for Washington's concessions on the gas pipeline.
“Nord Stream – 2 “involves the construction of two lines of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The United States is actively opposing the project, promoting its liquefied natural gas to the EU, as well as Ukraine and a number of European countries. The United States in December In 2019, sanctions were imposed on the gas pipeline, as a result of which the Swiss Allseas was forced to stop laying.
The Russian Federation has repeatedly stated that this project is commercial and beneficial to Europe. Germany is in favor of completing the gas pipeline and rejects unilateral extraterritorial US sanctions.