In the state Duma explained why the US prevents the construction of «Nord stream — 2»

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium for the Nord stream gas pipeline 2. Archival photoIn the state Duma explained why the US prevents the construction of «Nord stream — 2»© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Attempts by the United States of America and Ukraine to prevent the implementation of the project «Northern stream-2» continuing campaign to undermine cooperation between Russia and Europe in the energy sphere, said member of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak.

The press service of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry on Monday reported that foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and Minister of energy of the USA Rick Perry agreed to continue to oppose the joint efforts of the project «Northern stream-2».

«Attempts by the US and Ukraine to prevent the construction of the gas pipeline «Nord stream-2″ is a continuation of the campaign to undermine the strategic cooperation of Europe with Russia in the energy sphere», — quotes the iron ore his press service.

The MP believes that the main task of the United States to keep the European market from the activities of such a strong competitor in the energy industry. At the same time Ukraine believes the ore, — «the only consumable in the American game.»

«Problems of Ukrainians freezing in their homes the fault of the Kiev authorities don’t care about US. The main purpose of American politics — any way to prevent a natural strengthening of positions of Russian suppliers of energy resources to Europe and expensive to impose American liquefied natural gas,» — said Zheleznyak.

He added that the competitiveness of the project «Northern stream-2» is no doubt among experts, that agree authorities most of Europe, including the European mainstream in the face of Germany.

«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 the leader of the United States Donald trump pursues 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 Russian side has also repeatedly stated that the project «Northern stream-2» is a completely commercial, competitive, and pointed out that it does not involve the termination of Russian gas transit through Ukraine to the EU.