Germany responds to US threats in connection with Nord Stream 2

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Threats from US senators in connection with the work on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline are unacceptable, said on Friday, August 7, the Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) Manuela Schwezig.

“These threats (against the operator of the port of the German city of Sassnitz, located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. – Ed.) Are absolutely unacceptable,” Luremburger Wort quotes her as saying.

On the eve, Martin Naumann, the official representative of the Free Democratic Party faction in the Bundestag on energy issues, noted that the threats of US senators to the port of the German city of Sassnitz have become a new round of escalation of the geopolitical conflict between the US and the EU.

The letter of US senators to the operator of the port of Mukran, in which the authors demand that the company stop supporting the construction of Nord Stream 2, threatening at the same time with “financial destruction”, became known yesterday.

Nord Stream 2 is being built from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea to implement direct gas supplies to Europe. The EU countries mainly support the project and participate in its implementation. The USA, the Baltic countries, Poland and Ukraine are against. The project is currently suspended due to US sanctions.

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