|The US Senate will not support the Nord Stream two sanctions|
Democrats in the US Senate will not support sanctions against Nord Stream two
Democrats in the US Senate next week will most likely not vote on the bill on sanctions against the Nord Stream two pipeline proposed by Republican Ted Cruise , writes Politico .
According to the publication, on Wednesday, a number of Democrats made it clear that the Cruise bill could prevent US President Joe Biden from achieving unity with European partners.
“At this stage, it is very important, since we are considering the potential actions of Russia in Ukraine , to work very closely with our allies, and Germany is one of these very important allie. Therefore, I believe that the amendment is untimely,” Democratic Senator Jane commented on the bill.
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy noted that now is not the time to split transatlantic relations. “It would be unproductive if our ultimate goal is to save Ukraine from invasion,” the newspaper quoted him as saying.
Senate Democratic Majority Coordinator Dick Durbin told the publication that he “does not intend to do anything that will harm the security” of the United States. According to Politico, only one senator – Richard Blumenthal – in a conversation with the publication supported the sanctions.
The Nord Stream two project involve the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters/year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The project is actively opposed by the United States, which is promoting its liquefied natural gas to the EU, as well as Ukraine, which is afraid of losing transit. The United States imposed sanctions on Nord Stream 2 in December, demanding companies to immediately stop laying the pipeline.
The Russian Federation has repeatedly called to stop mentioning Nord Stream 2 in the context of any politicization, since it is a commercial project that is beneficial to both Russia and the European Union.