“The United States is demonstrating its readiness to finally lose its partnership with Europe in an attempt to retain its influence over the continent. For a long time, Washington has not seen any other way to achieve a refusal to cooperate with Russia in the gas sphere than direct intimidation of its European partners. For this, the US congressmen have allocated a special expenditure item in the defense budget. But it seems that Europe is too tired of obsessive tutelage from across the ocean and declares its intention to defend their interests, including in the field of energy security. ” This was stated by Sergey Zheleznyak, a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs.
The parliamentarian stressed: “Washington is well aware that direct competition with Russian energy suppliers for American LNG in Europe cannot withstand. Europeans do not need expensive gas, especially in a crisis amid a pandemic. Only such dependent countries as Poland will soon sing along with the United States.
The United States has so far failed to disrupt Russian-European energy projects, despite sanctions and threats. At the same time, due to pressure on individual countries and companies, the deadlines for the completion of design work are shifted. Nevertheless, the project will be completed and put into operation, there is no doubt about that ”.
“The unprecedented pressure from the United States only intensifies irritation in Europe and pushes European countries to determine their position in relation to national sovereignty as soon as possible. It is obvious that only liberation from American influence on the internal affairs of Europe will allow countries to fully defend the interests of their citizens, ”the politician noted.