German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s reaction to Washington’s imposition of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is a “declaration of war.” This is written by the German tabloid Bild.
According to the author of the article, Merkel reacted with “clear words” to the decision of the United States. In addition, it is noted that she will not tolerate that the White House continues to undermine the gas pipeline project that she supports.
At the same time, the journalist is confident that the construction of the project can no longer be contained, and it will be completed in the near future.
On December 18, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during a speech in the Bundestag, said that Germany was opposed to extraterritorial measures by the United States and intended to “strongly discuss” sanctions against the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
On December 9, the US Congress published the country’s defense budget for 2020, which laid down sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream gas pipelines. The aim of the restrictions is to protect European energy security. The document must be signed by Trump. At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the measures were aimed at obtaining unilateral advantages by the United States to the detriment of European interests in the gas sector. On December 17, the defense budget was approved by the US Senate.
Nord Stream 2 is being built from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea in order to ensure direct gas supplies to Europe. Most EU countries support the project and participate in its implementation. Against are Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the USA.
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