Washington has threatened punishment to the companies participating in the project "Northern stream - 2" and the laying of the second line of the " Turkish stream - 2 ".
"Leave immediately or there will be consequences," - said the head of the state Department Mike Pompeo at a press conference.
The diplomat explained that the story is About measures stipulated by legislative act CAATSA ( "ON countering the enemies of America through punishment" ).
at the end of last year, the government of America adopted the defense budget, which predusmatrivaet restrictions Against organizations involved in the project. Then the Swiss Allseas in practice, once said About temporary suspension of gas pipeline.
As noted by the head of the Ministry of energy Alexander Novak, Russia can end the "Nord stream - 2 "efforts" Academician Chersky ", but this will need to equip the ship. On the last working day of the week the steering returned to the German port of Mukran, which is a logistics centre project. Later the pier was approached by belonging to organizations MRTS pipe-laying barge " Fortuna ".
"Nord stream - 2" involves the construction of 2 pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Against the project actively supports the USA, promoting the EU's own liquefied natural gas, as well as the Ukraine and several European countries.