Pushkov said on a statement by the state Department on the

the US Sanctions against the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” has not left hopes for change in relations between Russia and the United States, said the Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov. In his microblog on Twitter he reminded about the promise of U.S. President Donald trump to establish relations with Moscow. However, if anyone has illusions about the improvement of relations between Russia and the United States, after the introduction of sanctions against “SP-2”, they left “no stone unturned”.

Your imprint is applied and the forthcoming presidential elections in America in this period, any shifts in relations with Russia “even more impossible”, said Pushkov.

Later, Pushkov recalled that his forecast for 2019 true – relations between Russia and the United States does not expect anything except sluggish degradation and destruction of existing agreements. “What happened,” wrote the Senator and listed key dates: 2 August, when the United States withdrew from the INF Treaty, and on 20 December, when sanctions were imposed against the “Nord stream-2”. Pushkov reiterated that any progress in relations between our countries is not observed, but the “degradation”.

last week came into effect sanctions against the pipeline. The company Allseas has suspended work on the construction of “Nord stream-2” and took the court. The US state Department explained that the contractor companies “SP-2” can avoid penalties. For this they need to stop work by January 20.