Washington can’t stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be finished despite all the obstacles, RISS expert Mikhail Belyaev believes. He recalled that Switzerland-based Allseas involved in the project had suspended its pipe-laying activities due to the U.S. sanctions.

"Russia has ships to complete Nord Stream 2 pipeline without European help: pipe-laying barge "Fortuna" at the German port of Mukran and "Akademik Chersky" in Nakhodka. The only thing is that the Nord Stream 2 project’s completion might be delayed by up to several months," he said.

Allseas may face legal action, as lawyers are unlikely to consider U.S. sanctions force majeure events. Washington has once again demonstrated that the USA has no allies. The USA puts strong pressure even on European countries, which are considered its traditional partners.

"Europe is interested in Nord Stream 2. It is worth about 9.5 billion euros. The companies involved in the project will not refuse such money. Germany has made its position clear: it is interested in completing the project and will continue to resist increasing U.S. pressure. This means that the Nord Stream 2 project will be completed," M.Belyaev underscored.

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