Sassnitz/Schwerin: U.S. threats against the port of Sassnitz-Mukran: Schwesig outraged

"These threats are absolutely unacceptable. Germany can decide for itself where and how it obtains its energy,“ said Schwesig on Friday in Schwerin, the German

Sassnitz/Schwerin: U.S. threats against the port of Sassnitz-Mukran: Schwesig outraged

"These threats are absolutely unacceptable. Germany can decide for itself where and how it obtains its energy,“ said Schwesig on Friday in Schwerin, the German press Agency. The Berlin "Tagesspiegel" she said, "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is holding on to the construction of the Pipeline. I also expect the Federal government to try this Extortion, decided to confront.“ Three U.S. senators have threatened the port on the island of Rügen, in a letter, with severe penalties. "The members of the management Board, senior employees and shareholders of port of Sassnitz GmbH shall be prohibited from entry into the United States, and any property or interest in property in our area of jurisdiction will be frozen," - said in the Wednesday letter dated. The Mukran Port is located in the constituency of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). There for the completion of the Baltic Pipeline steel bearings tubes. They have been covered years ago in a factory in Mukran with concrete.

The port did not want to comment on the threats. A spokesman said it was expected that the Federal government and the state government are active.

According to the in December 2019, the imposed US sanctions are now two Russian ships, the Pipeline is full. The lay vessel of the Russian company Gazprom, the "Akademik Cerskij" is already in the port of Mukran, the "Fortuna" in Rostock. In addition, moored in the city port of Sassnitz is a living ship for about 140 workers. Assumptions that you have to do with the construction of the guest race.

The United States reject Nord Stream 2 and have already decided to impose sanctions against companies involved in the construction of the Pipeline. For this purpose, the Russian state company Gazprom and European companies. The line below the Baltic sea is almost finished.

dpa
Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 08:26

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