Loading of pipes for the construction of the pipeline Nord stream-2. © Photo : Nord Stream 2 Corp. Twitter
WASHINGTON, 18 Oct — the Support of the European countries “Nord stream-2” is unacceptable, it deepens the energy dependence on Russia, said the assistant to US state Secretary on Affairs of Europe and Eurasia Uess Mitchell.
“Western Europeans are unable to deepen the energy dependence from the Russia, from which the United States protect them. Or to enrich themselves from Iran, which is developing ballistic missiles that threaten Europe. Unacceptable to US allies in Central Europe to support projects like “Nord stream-2”, — he said, speaking at a conference at the Atlantic Council in Washington.
The project “Northern stream-2” involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The new pipeline is planned to be build next to the existing “Northern stream”. It will pass through the territorial sea or the exclusive economic zone of the countries located along the shores of the Baltic sea — Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Construction completion is scheduled for late 2019.