Germany regrets U.S. new sanctions against Nord Stream 2

German representative stated that Berlin’s opinion toward gas pipeline remains unchanged

Germany regrets the decision of the U.S. to introduce sanctions against the Russian vessel involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as Reuters reported citing the Economy Ministry of Germany.

“We’re taking note of the announcement with regret,” the Economy Ministry representative said.

He reported to the journalists that the opinion of Berlin toward the pipeline remains unchanged, particularly, that the Nord Stream 2 is the part of the private sector.

Earlier, it was reported that the U.S. government would impose sanctions against the Russian Fortuna barge that holds work on the completion of the construction of Nord Stream 2 and against the Russian KVT-RUS Company that owns the barge. The U.S. sanctions come into force on January 19 within the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

According to Refinitiv Company, Fortuna is still anchored in the Baltic Sea not far from Rostock in North Germany.

Germany and the European allies accuse Washington of the use of the recently introduced CAATSA sanctions regime for interference in its foreign and energy policy.

Newly-elect U.S. President Joe Biden stood against Nord Stream 2 earlier. It is unclear whether or not he would compromise on this issue after the inauguration.

However, at the beginning of October, the Danish Energy Agency granted a permit to operate a section of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, subject to a number of conditions ensuring the safe operation of the pipelines.

Earlier, Nord Stream 2 AG Company finished the works on the construction of the part of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Germany.

Besides, Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) granted pipeline company Nord Stream 2 AG permission to complete gas pipeline construction

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  1. “Newly-elect U.S. President Joe Biden stood against Nord Stream 2 earlier. It is unclear whether or not he would compromise on this issue after the inauguration.”

    Sorry to disappoint Putin’s mouthpiece in Ukraine, but the US released a statement two days ago, but you obviously have problems reading English.

    “The U.S. is willing to lift sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if Europe suspends its construction, adviser to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, Nicholas Burns, told the German newspaper Handelsblatt.”

  2. Biden is a friend of Ukraine, i will never deny this despite all differences. So the Krauts and Putler can forget about any appeasing the dicktator to the East.

    • I think it’s a little early to be sure of that about Biden, I still have not seen or heard any real support for Ukraine from him. But I have seen him send his son to Ukraine to rip off the Ukrainian people, blackmail a prosecutor, get paid for speeches in Moscow, and sent blankets to help Ukraine at war while he was in charge of the US response to the Russian invasions. Let’s hope he changes his tune and does a 180.

  3. Typical krauts. They regret Nord Stream II sanctions but not doing business with a filthy crime syndicate that steals territories, wages war on an innocent neighbor, kills persons in Russia’s opposition, abuses human rights across the board and so much more.

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