Crisis around the gas pipeline to be stepped up after new US law

Both Russia, Germany and the EU criticizes the UNITED states'sanctions against the new Russian gas pipeline. the Group behind the Russian gas pipeline Nord S

Crisis around the gas pipeline to be stepped up after new US law

Both Russia, Germany and the EU criticizes the UNITED states'sanctions against the new Russian gas pipeline.

the Group behind the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 informs on Saturday that it intends to complete work on the gas pipeline as quickly as possible.

the Announcement comes after a major sub-contractor withdrew from the project because of us sanctions.

A new law has just been signed by the president, Donald Trump, carries penalties against the companies, which contributes to the construction of the gas pipeline.

Both Russia, Germany and the EU criticizes the UNITED states'sanctions against the pipeline.

In Berlin, " said German chancellor Angela Merkel's spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer, that "the sanctions will hit German and european companies, and that they are an interference in our internal affairs".

In Brussels, said a spokesman for the EU to NTB:

- in Principle the EU against the introduction of sanctions against EU companies operating legitimate business.

In Moscow, says the Russian senator Konstantin Kosatjov that Russia must stick to the prescribed schedule.

He made the statement, after the swiss-Dutch company Allseas set to work to establish the pipeline. It happened to avoid being hit by the u.s. sanctions.

The Russian energigigant Gazprom, informs us that the in Vienna are working to find arrangements with the transit countries, and that both Gazprom and the company Naftogaz will consider supplying gas to Ukraine.

Gazprom informs on Saturday that it is ready to pay Ukraine to 2.9 billion u.s. dollars ( about 20 billion dollars) to solve a legal crisis in the area. The Ukrainian government informs that the charges for the supply of gas through Ukraine will be increased.

Ukraine's department of energy indicating that it will be difficult to resolve the crisis.

Russia, Ukraine and the EUROPEAN Commission reached a Thursday agreement on the principles for a new gas contract. Ukraine is a key transit country for Russian gas exports to the EU.

the Pipeline is to go past the island of Bornholm, are politically inflamed in both Europe and thus also problematic for the relationship between the UNITED states and Europe.

the US sanctions is part of a larger defense budget, as Trump on Friday signed at an airbase outside Washington D. C.

According to the now signed law is the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline "a tool of coercion and political influence", which will weaken the UNITED states's relationship with Germany and the EU.

the Law gives the Trump 60 days to implement sanctions against companies working on both the North Stream 2 and Turkstream, which is a second gas pipeline carrying Russian gas to Turkey.

the Project to $ 11 billion, according to Russia be finished in a few months.

The first cord - Nord Stream - which runs in parallel with Nord Stream 2, was inaugurated in 2011.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 21 December 2019, 12:00

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