US: Nord Stream 2 hurts European sovereignty

Friday, 04. December 2020 20:03

United States Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette (pictured) claimed on Friday that the Russia-initiated Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project "is detrimental to the safety and sovereignty of Europe."

The project "solidifies Russia's dominance over Europe's natural gas markets," he also alleged in a tweet, adding that Washington calls for "diversity of fuels, routes, and sources flowing through Europe."

Earlier in the day, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 are measures that constitute "unfair competition" and they breach "the principles of international trade and international law."

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