The US Treasury Department website announced that the United States has imposed sanctions on more than a dozen Russian entities participating in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The list includes the Russian Maritime Rescue Service, three companies and 13 ships. It’s always the same with our colleagues. The Kremlin spokesman commented that they are saying one thing and doing another.
The list of sanctions dated May 21 includes: the Maritime Rescue Service (Morspas), three companies – Mortranssewis, Samarskij Tiepłoenergeticzeskij Imuszczestwiennyj Fond (Samara Heat and Power Property Found) and Koksochimtrans – plus 13 ships, including barges, tugs and supply ships, including that. Akademik Czerski, Bałtijskij Issliedowatiel, Kapitan Beklemiszew, Siwucz, and Spasatiel Karew.
“They say one thing, they do another”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the actions of the United States, which announced sanctions on Nord Stream 2, should be viewed in the context of the planned meeting between the two countries’ presidents.
– We need to take a look at this. It is always the same with our colleagues. Asked whether Moscow would take Washington’s move into account while working on Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Joe Biden, Peskov told Interfax, they say they say one thing, and do the other. “We will see what is best for us,” he added.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday He changed his previous position and lifted the penalties To Nord Stream 2 AG, which is building the second portion of this pipeline from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea, and its chief Matthias Warnig. In a report to Congress, the department also recognized that its activities are subject to sanctions under US law. But he made it clear to withdraw from it “based on the national interest” of the United States.
After this decision, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that the lifting of sanctions would help normalize relations between Moscow and Washington.
‘Reverse energy policy’
Dozens of Republican senators submitted a bill Friday that would repeal the US President Joe Biden’s administration’s decision to lift sanctions against Russian citizens and entities involved in building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
“The Biden administration approved a flawed German strategy that would give (Russian President Vladimir) Putin control over our allies in Europe, threatening to undermine America’s global standing,” Senator Kevin Kramer of the House Armed Services Committee, who is leading the project, said Thursday.
President Biden shuts down US pipelines, leaving thousands of Americans unemployed, but he gives the green light for the Russian pipeline to send more gas emissions (toxic substances – liberated) to Europe. Bill Cassidy, one of the fourteen senators, commented that it was a reactionary energy policy. Nord Stream 2 poses a threat to national security and strengthens the Putin regime. Cassidy added that the sanctions should not be lifted.
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