Senators of the Congress have approved their version of the national defense budget for fiscal year 2021, which kicks off on October 1. In this particular version, strategic competitiveness with Russia is of priority importance.
86 senators voted 'yes', while 14 denied the bill.
In particular, the said restrictions concern companies and individuals involved in the construction of Nord Stream II.
The sanctions are applied to all construction works and the companies that provide underrating and insurance services for the vessels that participate in the works. The restrictions also concern companies that provide services for technologies upgrade.
Earlier, U.S. Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo warned participants in the Nord Stream II project about the opportunity to apply CAATSA law against them. On the other hand, EU top diplomat Josep Borrel stood against this initiative.