Companies that are elaborated in construction of the Nord Stream II pipeline might face sanctions imposed by the U.S. Department of the State representative Heather Nauert said that as quoted by the authority's press office.
'We don’t tend to comment on sanctions actions, but we’ve been clear that firms that work in the Russian energy export pipeline sector could – if they engage in that kind of business, they could expose themselves to sanctions under CAATSA,' she said answering a reporter's question.
Nauert added that the U.S. government opposes the Nord Stream II project. 'We believe that the Nord Stream 2 project would undermine Europe’s overall energy security and stability. It would provide Russia another tool to pressure European countries, especially countries such as Ukraine. We’ve seen that – what Russia has done in the past, when they’ve turned off the pipeline in the middle of winter, causing some families to not have heat, not have the oil that they need to stay warm or cook their food, and we think that that is simply wrong', the official concluded.