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Novak: “Nord stream – 2” will be completed regardless of sanctions

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the gas Pipeline “Nord stream — 2” will be completed regardless of the sanctions, although currently the Russian side has no understanding, is able to complete this project, the Swiss Allseas pipelay.

As reported by Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak in an interview with RBC, it is premature to say that Allseas will not be able to finish the construction “Nord stream — 2”. “Regardless of sanctions, the pipeline will be completed, remained a little less than 160 km of pipes”, — he said.

the sanctions came in on Saturday night. The U.S. Treasury announced the entry into force of the restrictions against the pipeline “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream”. Washington demanded that the companies, leading them strip, to immediately stop the construction.

Dmitry Medvedev said that these restrictions are totally anti-competitive in nature and instructed to study the response.

“it is clear that they damage the interests of a significant number of European countries. It really is a methods of non-competitive struggle, in contradiction with all international agreements. But in General this is not surprising,” — said the Prime Minister.

the US Sanctions have affected two of the project. “Turkish stream” involves construction of two pipelines. One goes to Turkey, the other will supply gas of South and South-Eastern Europe.

“and the stream-2” provides for the construction of a gas pipeline off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. It will pass through economic zones and territorial waters of five countries — Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. All of these countries has issued a permit for construction.