U.S. warns of sanctions against companies engaged in Nord Stream 2
Spokesperson for the U.S. Department Heather Nauert has said sanctions can be introduced against those companies which are engaged in construction and financing the Nord Stream 2 project.
"So in general, as a general matter as you all know, we don't tend to comment on sanctions actions, but we've been clear that firms that work in the Russian energy export pipeline sector could – if they engage in that kind of business, they could expose themselves to sanctions under CAATSA," Nauert told a briefing in Washington March 20, 2018, answering the question whether the sanctions should be introduced against the companies which are engaged in construction and financing of the projects like Nord Stream 2 or Turkish Stream 2.
Read alsoUkraine fears prompt Canada to raise alarm over proposed Russian pipeline – media"We believe that the Nord Stream 2 project would undermine Europe's overall energy security and stability. It would provide Russia another tool to pressure European countries, especially countries such as Ukraine," she said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, during the negotiations with Vice-President of the European Commission, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the European Commission and EU member states to reject the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.