Moscow may use gas pipe to spy on West, US warns

Трамп готов объявить Германии торговую войну из-за Северного потока- 2

Earlier US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell also criticized the Nord Stream 2 project, claiming that "it's about Russian influence" and that the United States is "very concerned" about the pipeline venture.

He added that Europe will strongly react to attempts by the United States to put its economic interests above the interests of the partners.

"They are looking for markets, which we can understand, and they can land it here easily", Altmaier said.

In the German Lubmin began the construction of a gas receiving station within the project of the pipeline "Nord stream-2". "But if the USA put its economic interests above the interests of others, then they should expect the same from Europe", - said the German Minister.

While Germany and Finland have already approved the project, the United States and several European Union countries along with Ukraine claim that the pipeline will increase Europe's dependence on imported Russian gas.


As previously reported "FACTS", the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko warned Germany from participating in the construction of the "Nord stream-2", proposing as an alternative to the modernization of the transit pipeline passing through the territory of Ukraine.

Altmaier has said he is optimistic that a "substantial" amount of gas will continue to flow through Ukraine when the Baltic pipeline starts operating.

2 Nord stream is a Russian gas pipeline, which is building the Nord Stream AG 2.

Poland, Denmark and Ukraine also oppose the project, arguing that it will increase the EU's dependency on Russian gas and Europe should instead focus on diversifying its energy resources. The only shareholder of the latter is Gazprom.

The $11 billion Nord Stream 2 project would double the amount of natural gas Russian Federation can funnel to the heart of Europe from newly tapped reserves in Siberia. The length of the pipeline will be 1.2 thousand km, and the total capacity of the existing Nord stream - 55 billion cubic meters of gas.

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