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The Kremlin responded to the resolution of the U.S. House of Representatives against "Nord Stream-2" — Rambler News Service


Photo: Pixabay the Press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said that in the resolution of the U.S. House of Representatives against the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline there is nothing new, RIA Novosti reports. In this document congressmen of Republican and Democratic party said that implementation of the project is "a sharp step towards deterioration in energy security of Europe" which will also do much harm to the interests of the USA. The House of Representatives urged the U.S. President Donald Trump "to use all available ways to support the European energy security". According to Peskov, the similar position was earlier sounded also by Trump, and at the level of State Department. The press secretary noted that it is the consecutive line of the American authorities. "We do not consider it correct, we do not consider it acceptable for ourselves because it is about attempts to interfere with implementation of especially commercial economic project" — Peskov said. He emphasized that "Nord Stream-2" is equitable to interests not only the supplier who Russia, but also to the interests of consumers of gas, first of all Germany is. "The project has a number of competitive advantages, but thus (USA) tries to interfere with implementation of this project, using actually all and admissible, and inadmissible methods which are nothing else as "camouflaging" of unfair competition" — Peskov summed up. "Nord Stream — 2" — the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea 1220 km long and 55 billion cubic meters in a year. It directly will connect the Russian resource base and the European consumers. On September 5 the Nord Stream company 2 beginnings laying of pipes of the gas pipeline in an exclusive economic zone of Finland. It is expected that the construction of the gas pipeline will be completed at the end of 2019. Earlier the Assistant to the President of the USA on national security John Bolton said that Washington considers the whole range of measures for a stop of construction of "Nord Stream-2".

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