Nord Stream 2 to generate billions of dollars that can be used to fuel Russian aggression – senator

Nord Stream 2 to generate billions of dollars that can be used to fuel Russian aggression – senator

Ukrinform
If the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is completed, it will strengthen Russian President Vladimir Putin and push him to further aggression in the world, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has stated.

"Nord Stream 2, if completed, would help Russia. It would strengthen Putin. It would generate billions of dollars that could be used to fuel Russian aggression," the U.S. senator said.

And at the same time, it would hurt all of Europe by making Western Europe more dependent on Russian energy, more subject to economic coercion, and more subject to economic blackmail.

At the hearing, Sen. Cruz renewed his call for the full Senate to take up and pass the Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act of 2019 (S. 1441), bipartisan legislation he introduced with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) which would impose devastating, targeted sanctions on vessels that Putin needs to complete the pipeline:

As reported, on October 30, 2019, the Danish Energy Agency granted permission to lay the Nord Stream 2 project's pipes through the waters of Denmark. This announcement stipulates the removal of the last major hurdle for the construction of the controversial pipeline that will connect Russia and Germany – bypassing Ukraine.

ish


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2019 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-