US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who arrived in Lithuania, reiterated the dangers of Nord Stream-2. According to the official, the launch of the project being implemented by Gazprom will make European countries more dependent on Russian influence, and therefore more vulnerable.
“Nord Stream 2 will deliver a crushing blow to Europe’s energy diversity and security”, – said the American minister.
The head of the Ministry of Energy noted that the launch of the Turkish Stream and Nord Stream-2 will allow Moscow to do without fuel transit through Ukrainian territory. In addition, according to Perry, Europe runs the risk of interruptions in fuel supplies.
The gas pipeline “Nord Stream – 2” with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year will pass from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. They plan to complete its construction in early 2020. The Russian side has repeatedly emphasized that the construction of Nord Stream-2 is exclusively commercial in nature and has no political background.