Naftogaz has asked the United States to impose sanctions against all participants in the «Nord stream — 2»

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The head of «Naftogaz» Andrei KOBOLEV asked the US to «punish» companies that plan to participate in the project «Northern stream — 2», according to The Wall Street Journal.

«We would advise US as soon as possible to expand sanctions against all companies potentially involved in this project,» — said Kobolyev in an interview.

According to him, the construction of the pipeline «threatens European unity» and Ukraine.

The project «Northern stream — 2» (Nord Stream 2) involves the construction of two pipelines from the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The total capacity will be 55 billion cubic meters per year.

For the implementation of the project, the Nord Stream 2 AF, which in April signed agreements on the financing of the project with Shell (UK — Netherlands), OMV (Austria), Engie (France), Uniper and Wintershall (both from Germany). In June, the partners enrolled in the company’s accounts more than a billion euros. It is planned that the pipeline will earn in 2019.

Earlier, the Republican majority of the house of representatives stopped a vote on sanctions against Russia, which was approved by the Senate. A separate item in the document spelled out the intention of the US to «resist the construction of the pipeline «Nord stream — 2».

The new sanctions caused discontent in the EU. Chancellor of Austria and Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany saw in the bill a threat to the energy supply of Europe.

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