The day before, the US Senate rejected a bill on sanctions against the project, proposed by Republican Ted Cruz. The initiative won 55 votes out of the required 60 – 43 senators voted against. The White House also fears that the document “will undermine the unity of the European allies.”
“Sanctions are sheer stupidity. Ukraine’s position looks the funniest of all. Why are our “brothers with a trident” sure that if Nord Stream 2 is blocked, gas will go through Ukraine? It won’t go!” – wrote the user mefis58.
“Permission should be given to launch Nord Stream 2. The main thing is that the EU has cheap gas, Ukraine does not interest me,” Myślący stressed.
“The Yankees also benefit from higher prices. Who will they support in this case: suppliers, that is, Russia, or buyers, that is, Poland,” a jednak reader believes.
“Russia does not force anyone to buy its gas. You can buy it from the Americans, Norwegians or Qataris, it is enough to outbid the price paid by China and Japan (about 1.2 thousand dollars per thousand cubic meters),” czyż nie said.
“Now we have clearly seen who elected the president to the Americans, and who actually controls America. Can the US be trusted? I highly doubt it,” Pepe summed up.
Russia views the bills on new sanctions as a continuation of Washington’s destructive line, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented.
The certification process for Nord Stream 2 has been suspended under pressure from the US, which wants to use the gas pipeline as a lever of pressure on Russia. Its fate will be decided by EU and German regulators. Berlin still supports the project. “The topics of Nord Stream 2 and the situation around Ukraine should not be confused,” German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said.