Russia built a gas pipeline “Northern Stream-2”, because it is needed by Europe, and not the Russian Federation itself, said Senator of the Council of the Council Andrei Klimov. In a conversation with “Tape.ru,” he explained that US President Joe Biden attempts to block sanctions against Nord Stream 2, as it understands its need for Germany and does not want to spoil relations with the new government.
The administration of President Bayden decided to prevent the exclusion of sanctions against the “Northern Flow-2” from the draft defense budget for the next fiscal year. The administration of Byyden has already tried to prevent attempts to impose sanctions to German organizations involved in the construction of the pipeline, which caused the anger of the Republicans in Congress.
Who needs “Northern Stream-2”
Klimov believes that Biden, as a person who has a solid political experience, unlike many others, who is now deciding in the United States, understands that the deterioration of relations with Germany against the background of gas pipeline sanctions can seriously weaken the positions of Americans in NATO and Inside the EU.
“the more now the design of the German government is changing, the solutions can be very different. And Biden wants to at least pretend that it takes into account the interests of their foreign colleagues. But in general, when we start so much to be interested in this issue, there is a false idea that We “North Stream-2” need the most in this world. Although we built it precisely because it was needed by Europe, “Senator noted.
he told that he was present at some high-level meetings, where this need was obvious. Politician stressed: Russia does not impose its gas. On the contrary, it goes towards European business and leadership, providing them with a steady supply of energy resources.
“Of course, the more we climb into this story, the gigger becomes spent money spent, spent time. But even from such a point of view, all this should worry us less than European partners. This is how they should solve all the problems with the Americans than By the way, and was engaged in [and. About. German Chancellor] Angela Merkel, “Klimov reminded.
In October, the US Administration refused to impose sanctions against the “Northern Flood-2” contrary to the will of the Congress, the restrictions will not be implemented during the presidency of the current leader Joe Bayden.