The Polish authorities have begun to punish ships that, in their opinion, are involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Deputy Minister of Maritime Economy of Poland Grzegorz Witkowski noted that the facilities belong to the ship owner from Germany. This is reported by Biznes Insider.
The authorities decided to impose sanctions against two vessels Krebs Geo and Krebs Jet, which are registered with the Maritime Chamber of the city of Gdansk.
“We decided to start the procedure for deregistering them under the Polish flag " Witkowski said.
The deputy minister explained the decision by the fact that the country does not want to have any relation to the named objects.
“We are not interested in what they transport, what they do, as long as it does not threaten the economic interests of our country. And these two vessels have recently stepped up their work on the Nord Stream 2 project. From Friday, these two vessels should not appear in our waters. Otherwise, we reserve the right to detain them for verification,” he said.
As we reported earlier, US Secretary of the State Antony Blinken reminded all contributors to the Nord Stream II project about the threat of American sanctions. He left the respective post on Twitter.
"The Biden administration has made clear the Nord Stream 2 is a bad deal. We continue to monitor activity and warn any entity involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will risk sanctions. We are committed to complying with the Congressional legislation in this regard," Blinken wrote.
Also the US Secretary of the State is ready to discuss the new sanctions with the Senate.