The US authorities are already preparing to impose new sanctions on the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. Washington will do this “if it is used as an energy weapon against Ukraine.”
Amos Hochstein, senior adviser on energy issues at the US Department of State, spoke about this in an interview with RBC-Ukraine, reports the Rubrika portal.
He argues that in this case, the United States and Europe should work together and together impose restrictive measures against the Russian gas pipeline. Moreover, in the case of the Europeans, it will look like they are chopping off the branch on which they are sitting.
“Of course, the sanctions imposed by the United States have their influence and reasoning. But they will not be as effective as if they work together with the sanctions, which will be introduced in coordination with Europe, and especially with Germany”, the diplomat said.
As for Washington’s conditions, there is no doubt that they will find a reason to declare Russia to be the Nord Stream-2 weapon. Common sense is not what the US likes to be guided by.The Telegraph: the European Union will not be able to win in the dispute with Poland