Lavrov called the real reason for US sanctions against Russia

the Purpose of sanctions against the pipeline “Nord stream-2” is not concern about the energy security of the EU, is pushing LNG to the us and unfair competition. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview to RIA Novosti.

As reported, on December 20th President of the United States signed the defence budget for 2020, providing for sanctions against the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream”.

the United States demanded that the companies, leading them strip, to immediately stop the construction. The company Allseas, engaged in laying of “Nord stream-2”, has suspended work.

the Minister stressed that Russia does not seek confrontation with the United States, however, will adequately respond to the aggressive attacks of Washington.

He noted that Russia’s proposals on the interaction in different directions remain in force. Many of them can be implemented in the near future – for example, to run, as agreed by the presidents Business Advisory activities and Expert advice.

the Russian foreign Minister expressed confidence that, despite the sanctions, the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” will be completed.

“In Europe realize the benefits from creating additional export route, although, unfortunately, there are countries willing to work for overseas curators to the detriment of its own energy security and well-being of its citizens”, — said Lavrov.

the Project “Northern stream-2” involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Except Russia, participate in the construction and European companies.

Earlier in “Gazprom” repeatedly declared that the project should be completed in 2019.