Dmitry Medvedev Said That The Construction Of Nord Stream 2 Would Be Completed
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project will be completed, despite threats of us sanctions related to simulated activity before the US presidential election, according to the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev in a publication on his pages in Facebook.
The gas project will, of course, be completed. There has never been a situation in the history of mankind when a profitable business, in which different countries have invested billions, would remain unfinished. So it will be now, despite the lamentations of our American friends," Medvedev wrote.
He noted that "previously, in order to justify illegal international sanctions, a "plausible" excuse was sought" in the form of protection of human rights or aggressive behavior of a country or individual. "Everything is named after its own name for the Nord Stream 2 project: "The project is a direct threat to American business, it contradicts our interests. We want to supply our expensive LNG to Europe, and the project is hindering us. Of course, we don't want competition, because this is OUR business. And that's it," Medvedev said, stressing that "this is the position of the State Department, and [they] don't care about European partners, solidarity in the crisis, and so on."
"From such simplicity and greyhounds, it takes a shock, but, apparently, the situation is so bad that any imitation of activity is necessary. And the elections are coming, " Medvedev concluded. And stated: "Sadly."
US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo on Wednesday said that the US foreign Ministry will include Nord Stream 2 and Turkish stream among the projects subject to the sanctions of the law "On countering America's adversaries through sanctions" (CAATSA).
The Nord Stream 2 project involves the construction of two lines of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic sea to Germany. By now, Nord stream 2 is 93% complete. The stoppage in the project was due to the fact that at the end of December 2019, due to US sanctions, the Swiss company Allseas stopped work on the construction of the gas pipeline and withdrew its vessels.