They announced a strike by Russia on the flow of the United States against the “North-2”: Politics: Russia: Lenta.ru
If the United States imposes sanctions on Nord Stream 2 gas, it will deal a blow to the agreements with the European Union (EU) and force it to retaliate, it said in an interview with RIA News Deputy Head of the National Energy Security (FNEB) Alexei Grivach.
In his opinion, due to the imposition of sanctions against the gas pipeline, the entire mission of the new American administration to restore relations is “in dust”. Grivach suggested that the attempt to tighten sanctions against Nord Stream 2 could be a continuation of the struggle in the American establishment.
He also drew attention to the fact that the very wording of the amendments is vague and leaves room for interpretation. Grivach added that Russia will still find a mechanism for functioning under the sanctions. “And if they create difficulties, then first of all, the European gas market, which is not so sweet now,” he concluded.
Earlier, the US House of Representatives provides a defense budget for the next fiscal year, a document passed by 316 votes against 113 tightening of sanctions against Russia. In particular, the initiative will make it possible to impose restrictions on Russia’s sovereign debt. Also, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline may be under sanctions. The US Senate will also present its defense budget.
Gazprom announced the complete completion of the construction of Nord Stream 2 on September 10. However, to start pumping gas, the pipeline must be certified in Germany.