The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted for the bill aiming at sanctions against companies and private persons participated in the building of Nord Stream 2 pipeline on July 31. This was reported by Reuters.
According to the organization, the draft law was passed by a vote of 20 to 2.
The bill should be approved by the House of Representatives and the United States Senate as well as signed by US President Donald Trump.
It was mentioned that firstly sanctions could affect foreign companies which provided their specialized ships for Nord Stream 2 pipes installation in the Baltic Sea. American legislators also propose to impose sanctions against natural or legal persons who give guarantee and insurance services to those ships deliberately.
We recall that Germany’s Government did not support the U.S. intentions to impose sanctions against the companies related to the construction of Nord Stream 2 through the Baltic Sea.
Ukraine is adamantly opposed to the construction by calling it politically motivated and suggesting the EU to create a consortium with the involvement of European companies to manage the existing more efficient transportation route through Ukraine. A number of EU countries have expressed their disagreement with the Nord Stream 2 project, in particular Poland and Lithuania.