U.S. warns of sanctions risk for firms invested in Russian pipeline

Donald Trump saying Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they will be getting from 60 to 70% of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline

Donald Trump saying Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they will be getting from 60 to 70% of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline

"70 percent of its energy coming in from Russia", said Trump, pointing out Germany's growing reliance on Russian energy. "I think that's very inappropriate", he said as Upstream went to press.

The Kremlin considers US President Donald Trump's criticism of the Nord Stream 2 project as America seeking to promote its liquefied natural gas, which is disadvantageous to Europe.

Mr Trump said to Stoltenberg that "When Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russian Federation". And the former Chancellor of Germany is the head of the pipeline company that's supplying the gas. "Germany is totally controlled by Russian Federation, because they will be getting from 60 to 70% of their energy from Russian Federation and a new pipeline", Trump quipped.

European countries may block construction of the pipeline "Nord stream-2", if you take the radical position of the United States.


Answering the question about the consequences for the European companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 project, possible USA sanctions, the EC vice-president said he shares the opinion expressed by Perry that allies should not punish each other's enterprises. The German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (Ostausschuss), which unites members accounting for about a fifth of the country's total foreign trade, has accused the U.S. of trying to interfere in Germany's foreign affairs.

"We're also going to discuss one other specific issue of deep concern to me and to everybody here, and I think that's the Nord Stream 2 pipeline", Kerry said then.

Trump, who never misses a chance to accuse Angela Merkel's Germany of free-riding on U.S. generosity, told North Atlantic Treaty Organisation that Nord Stream 2 would make Berlin "captive" to Russian interests. He said he also mentioned tripartite talks [on gas - EU-RF-Ukraine], which they will hold.

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