Yesterday, on July 15, the U.S. state Department announced new sanctions
against the “Nord stream – 2”, and the second branch of the “Turkish
stream”, but noted that while the restrictions will not be imposed in this case
noting that their completion will cause a serious energy kick. In Germany
assured that he will take note of that.

It is reported Диалог.UA with reference to the state Department website.

Thus, the Agency stressed, they have not yet put into action
new sanctions in the pipeline, as they believe that the package of restrictions, which
was adopted earlier, works fine. However, sanctions will be imposed as soon as
this will be appropriate.

In addition, it was assured that companies that collaborate
with Russia in the field of laying pipelines, can reconsider its decision
not to be under sanctions.

Also, it noted that the completion of the “North
stream – 2” will strike a significant blow to the position of Ukraine in question
confrontation with Russia.

The representative of the Ministry of press and information of the government
Germany, in comments to “Interfax” declared that took information
The state Department, however, does not change its position. Recall that they believe that the US is not
should intervene in economic Affairs of the country.

The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that
such statements and actions of the state Department constitute unfair competition.

We will remind, earlier the head of the state Department Mike Pompeo assured that the Russian
the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2” and “Turkish stream” will be
under new US sanctions. He explained that this is done to protect Europe.

It was noted earlier that former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder
seeking the imposition of sanctions against the White house in response to Washington’s intention
to expand sanctions against one of the main energy projects of the Kremlin
“Nord stream – 2”.

Prior to this it was reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel
made for the “Nord stream – 2” in the background of new US sanctions. She
said, it would be right, if the pipeline is completed.

Vadim Golovko