The US House of Representatives has approved a defense budget for 2021, which contains expanded sanctions against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. RIA Novosti reports.
295 congressmen voted for the document, 125 opposed.
In particular, the project proposes to extend the restrictive measures to companies and individuals that greatly facilitate the sale, lease or provision of pipe-laying vessels for the construction of gas pipelines, as well as their insurance.
At the end of last year, the United States imposed sanctions on the Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream. The official reason is the protection of European energy security.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea was supposed to be launched at the end of 2019. The launch date of the project was postponed to the turn of 2020-2021, first because of the position of Denmark, which did not agree on the route of the project through its waters, and then because of the US sanctions against the companies participating in the project.