US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 target German economy, says diplomat

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASSRussian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova© Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS

MOSCOW, June 17. /TASS/. Sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project discussed in Congress are designed to directly hit the German economy, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Wednesday.

“The aggressive pressure, this is exactly as we qualify it, applied by Washington on their European allies, Germany in the first instance, for the purpose of disrupting construction of the Nord Stream 2 is certainly an unprecedented fact for transatlantic relations. Sanctions discussed in the United States Congress are called to directly hit exactly the German economy,” the diplomat said. “A response to them, whether at the national or the pan-European level, is certainly a sovereign decision of Berlin, the European Union countries,” she added.

Disclaimer: This is an article from a Russian propaganda site.

(C)TASS 2020


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