Washington will impose additional restrictive measures on the “Nord Stream-2” gas pipeline project and part of the Turkish stream, US State Department chief Mike Pompeo said during a briefing on Wednesday, July 15. The broadcast was conducted on the Department’s YouTube channel.
“This means (for participating companies). – Ed.) stop working immediately or risk unpleasant consequences,” – he said.
The restrictions will also affect part of the Turkish stream project, the head of the State Department said.
On June 30, it was reported that several us senators proposed to include additional sanctions against the “Nord Stream-2” gas pipeline under construction in the draft us defense budget for the 2020/21 fiscal year.
Two days earlier, an alternative bill to expand US sanctions on the Russian gas pipeline Nord stream 2 was introduced in the us House of Representatives. Ukrainian company “Naftogaz” called on the United States to quickly adopt a law on sanctions against the Russian gas pipelineine.
In turn, the German government has begun preparing response measures in the event of us threats to the project.
Currently, the gas pipeline is 94% complete. Gazprom hopes to launch the pipeline in late 2020 or early 2021.