39 senators – 28 from the Republican Party and 11 from the Democratic – made a stand against pipeline Nord Stream – 2. This is stated in the letter, which parliamentarians sent to Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and to Deputy Secretary Lohn Sullivan. The document was made public on the website of republican John Barrasso.
“We have to make sure that our European allies realize out aspirations to support their energy independence and prevent them from a further harmful influence of Nord Stream – 2,” the letter says.
The senators also noted that Donald Trump’s administration has to apply “all existing means” to prevent the construction of the pipeline.
Nord Stream 2 is a project on building a second transit gas pipeline from Russia to Germany in the Baltic Sea. Barack Obama’s administration was against the project. The construction works are to begin in 2018. The project foresees further broadening and modernization of the Nord Stream pipeline. By promoting the Nord Stream II, Russia aims to refuse from the transit of its gas supplies through the Ukrainian territory.
The construction of gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 doesn’t imply terminating the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine, but the transit can be preserved only through competitive tariffs and cancelling the Ukrainian law suits against Gazprom.
Earlier, more than ten world-known companies stated that they would like to participate in managing of Ukraine’s gas pipeline system.