The US State Department threatened with sanctions European companies, which, according to Washington, help Russia in the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord Stream-2”.
“We are trying to notify the companies of the risk and urge them to stop their involvement before it is too late,” the agency’s interlocutor said.
U.S. authorities believe that Nord Stream 2 has no chance of being realized and will not be launched. A high-ranking U.S. government official in a conversation with the DPA agency expressed the opinion that the pipeline “will never transport Russian gas.”
The pipeline from Russia to Germany was supposed to be completed in late 2019, but U.S. sanctions prevented it from doing so. Due to the restrictions, the Swiss company Allseas, which provided the pipelayer, withdrew from the project. Russia had to look for another ship, and the completion date of the project was postponed indefinitely.