Washington’s attempts to maintain dialogue with Moscow by way of sanctions are unacceptable and violate international law, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said, commenting on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s statement about new sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
”The US administration, both Republicans and Democrats, has been trying to complicate the Russian-European energy cooperation for several years now. At first, Washington wanted to disrupt the completion of the pipeline. Failed: the gas-main has been laid and is ready for the launch. Now they are trying to delay the commissioning of the facility, while simultaneously calling on Russia to increase energy supplies to Europe in order to minimize the consequences of the fuel crisis,” Antonov emphasized. […]
Blinken said earlier in a statement that the US Department of State ”has submitted a report to Congress pursuant to the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019 (PEESA), as amended.” ”The report lists two vessels and one Russia-linked entity, Transadria Ltd., involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Transadria Ltd. will be sanctioned under PEESA, and its vessel, the Marlin, will be identified as blocked property,” the US secretary of state added. Läs artikel