The President of Lithuania supported the position of the trump on the issue of «North stream — 2»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in Photobacterium of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite. Archival photoThe President of Lithuania supported the position of the trump on the issue of «North stream — 2»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite on Wednesday in Brussels told reporters that criticism of the US President Donald trump against the project «Northern stream — 2» is reasonable.

On Wednesday, trump said that Germany is fully controlled by Russia over gas supplies. He thinks it’s absolutely unacceptable that Germany pays billions for Russian gas and plans to build for him, «Nord stream — 2», while the United States needs to defend it as a NATO ally, spending on defence disproportionately Berlin.

«We know that energy tools Russia has always influenced domestic policy, so I believe that this criticism is justified», — quotes words Grybauskaite portal LRT.

According to her, Lithuania has always adhered to the position that «Nord stream — 2» is a geopolitical, politically biased, have no economic grounds and «binding the hands of some European States in carrying out free energy policy.»

«Nord stream — 2» involves the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The United States opposes this project. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in this regard, said that trump has the interests of American business in the supply of LNG to Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel for its part has repeatedly said that Berlin considers the project «Northern stream — 2» commercial, however, it linked its implementation with the preservation of Russian gas transit through Ukraine.

The NATO summit takes place July 11-12 in Brussels.

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