“The proposal of Republican senators to return to sanctions against companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 project is the result of internal political struggles in the United States.” This opinion was expressed by a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak.
According to the politician: “The sanctions proposed by the US senators have nothing to do with energy security and independence of European countries. It is obvious that the senators who put forward the initiative are lobbying the interests of American energy corporations that dream of capturing the European market. In addition, we are seeing the continuation of the internal political struggle between the Trump team and the current US political elite.
As we can see, the senators who proposed the sanctions bill are not worried about the issues of bilateral relations with Germany. They are ready to complicate relations with Berlin for the sake of their own political ambitions and possible dividends from the supply of American liquefied gas to Europe. ”
“It should not be ruled out that the question of renewing American pressure on Nord Stream 2 again arose against the background of extreme anxiety in Washington-controlled Kiev, whose interests in the United States are lobbied by Russophobes. On the eve of the President of Ukraine Zelensky expressed extreme concern about the refusal of the United States from sanctions in view of the obvious understanding by the State Department that it would no longer be possible to disrupt the project. The Ukrainian leader is also clearly worried about a possible summit meeting between Russia and the United States. Thus, in the near future, one can expect not only an increase in anti-Russian rhetoric from Kiev, but also intensified attempts by American Russophobes to disrupt the negotiations between US President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, ”the parliamentarian believes.