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Russian ambassador: US sanctions on Nord Stream 2 violate international law

Source : 112 Ukraine

Antonov is confident that the new US restrictive measures against Russian companies are nothing more than an attempt to gain competitive advantages for their fuel and technology suppliers
12:39, 21 August 2021

Anatoly Antonov
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Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov believes that the new US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 violate international law. It was reported by TASS.

"From the very beginning, Washington strove to prevent the development of normal energy cooperation between Russia and Europe. The unilateral actions of the Americans against the project violate international law and contradict the principle of free market relations. This is nothing more than an attempt to gain a competitive advantage for its fuel and technology suppliers," he said.

Related: Nord Stream 2 pipeline to be finished on August 23

Meanwhile, Biden administration has imposed sanctions on two Russian entities over their involvement in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. 

Biden's order on the introduction of new restrictive measures against Russian companies is published on the White House website.

"The order responds to certain Russian energy pipeline projects intended to expand Russia’s influence over Europe’s energy resources that would weaken European energy security — including that of Ukraine and Eastern flank NATO and EU countries — and thereby threatens the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States," the message reads.

Related: What next for Nord Stream Two? The legal battle in Europe begins

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