US Senate declines new sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Source : 112 Ukraine

The bill did not collect enough votes
10:16, 14 January 2022

The U.S. Senate

The Senate of U.S. Congress declined the draft law on the sanctions against Nord Stream 2. Interfax reported that on Friday morning.

Senator Ted Cruz (Texas-R) was the one who offered the bill for consideration. The document did not collect enough votes, with at least 60 of 100 votes necessary to pass. 

The draft law foresaw the implementation of sanctions against organizations responsible for construction and operation of the gas pipeline, as well as some workers of these companies within 15 days after the bill's approval.

Related: US to try delaying Nord Stream 2 launch, - Nuland

As we reported, Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline certification has stopped in Germany because the Russian gas pipeline does not yet comply with the requirements of the European Union.

Earlier, it was reported that Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, designed to transport Russian gas to Europe by the bottom of the Baltic Sea, according to Gazprom, was ready for operation.

In mid-December, the President of the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) in Bonn Jochen Homann said that the final decision on Nord Stream 2 certification will not be adopted in the first six months of 2022. Previously, the Agency stopped the Nord Stream 2 certification process, noting that it will be possible only after the Nord Stream 2 AG operator, based in the Swiss city of Zug, presents the necessary documents on the establishment of a separate company for managing the gas pipeline.

Related: Germany urges not to tie Nord Stream 2 to Russian aggression against Ukraine

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