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Nord Stream 2 construction: Germany decided to bypass US sanctions

Author : Bild German newspaper

Source : Bild.de

According to Bild, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Chancellery, under the leadership of Prime Minister Manuela Schwezig, is urgently creating a tool to bypass the already existing and expanding US sanctions against Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 project since January
11:13, 3 December 2020

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According to Bild, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Chancellery, under the leadership of Prime Minister Manuela Schwezig, is urgently creating a tool to bypass the already existing and expanding US sanctions against Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 project since January.

For these purposes, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Climate Protection Fund will be established in the coming days. This is a trick. According to Bild, the sham fund for the protection of the environment will have to further classify the almost finished Russian pipeline as "the most important element of environmental protection in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" and do everything possible to implement the project.

Related: Germany finds loophole to finish constructing Nord Stream 2

In addition, according to the source of the publication, the fund plans to create a company, all activities of which will be aimed solely at completing the pipeline construction. An unexpected move: German companies, which are threatened by US sanctions, will provide their services to the fund and its companies, which in turn will begin to serve the Russians.

Thus, technically, no other company will have to work with Nord Stream 2 anymore. There will be no sanctions, and the Russian state project can be implemented.

Construction of the controversial Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, after a one-year hiatus, should continue this year. Now we are talking about work on an approximately three-kilometer section in the Baltic Sea on German territory.

Related: Continuation of Nord Stream-2 construction scheduled for December

The 1230 km gas pipeline will transport Russian gas from Siberia to Germany and Western Europe. The gas pipeline is almost completed. Work has been suspended due to pressure from the United States.

The United States opposes the project, arguing that it will plunge Europe into a strong dependence on Russian gas supplies. And in Germany, there are opponents of the project. After the poisoning of the Russian oppositionist, the CDU politician and candidate for the post of party chairman, Norbert Röttgen, demanded that the construction of Nord Stream 2 be immediately stopped.

JAN SCHÄFER, JULIAN RÖPCKE

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