A group of American senators began to blackmail the administration of US President Joe Biden over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. It is reported by Bloomberg citing a letter from parliamentarians.
Republicans, led by Pat Toomey, have threatened to block appointments to the US Treasury unless the Biden government changes its position on the project and imposes new sanctions.
According to the senators’ statement, Nord Stream 2 harms the national interests of the United States and its partners. American parliamentarians also note that if the construction is completed, the pipeline will increase Russia’s influence on Europe and destabilize the situation in Ukraine.
Earlier, the operator of the Russian export gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, Nord Stream 2 AG, announced that it had been completed by 99 percent. “The pipe-laying vessel Akademik Chersky has fully completed the originally planned scope of work for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Thus, to date, the gas pipeline has been completed by 99 percent, ”the company said in a statement. At the moment, work on the final section of the project is being continued by the Russian pipe-laying barge Fortuna.