Administration Joe Bidina Decided to lift the sanctions imposed on the company operating in the construction of Nord Stream 2. The United States has also resigned from the sanctions imposed on the General Manager of the project, Matthias Warnig. The reasons for the decision were “considerations of national security.” On Tuesday Joe Biden He confirmed the news personally and acknowledged that the sanctions “would be counter-productive.”
When the Polish Radio correspondent asked him why the president had allowed the construction of Nord Stream 2 to continue, Biden replied: “Because it is almost finished, first and foremost.” “Moreover, it’s not like I can let Germany do something or not. I’ve been against Nord Stream 2 since the beginning, but when I took office, the gas pipeline was almost over and the imposition of sanctions at this point would be detrimental to Europe. Relations.” – He said.
Marius Poschachtak criticizes the decision of the President of the United States. “There is a certain contradiction here.”
– I was disappointed with these words because the president Biden On the one hand, it says it will not impose sanctions, and on the other hand it says it is against the construction of the gas pipeline, which is not a commercial but political project. So here is some contradiction – the Minister of National Defense said on Wednesday Marius Puschastak Th TVP informations.
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland is also dissatisfied with the decision of the US President’s administration, as we wrote on Next.gazeta.plThat she decided it was counting on to be taken before United States of America Actions that will lead to business interruption. In an interview on NBC News, an embassy representative said:
– You see many countries Nord Stream 2 As an activity clearly influenced by geopolitics, it aims to reinforce Russia’s position as a major supplier of gas to Europe. It may also undermine energy security in Ukraine and the entire region.
The United States has lifted sanctions on the company that builds Nord Stream 2
In January 2021, US authorities imposed sanctions on companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Biden They concluded that this was the only way to halt construction completion. Make the American decision –German Significantly cooled.
However, the United States changed its decision and removed the sanctions imposed on the company Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO Matthias Warnig – a former East German intelligence officer and ally President Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Although there were no sanctions against the company, the US authorities decided to apply them to four Russian ships participating in the construction of the gas pipeline. Ships were sanctioned: Akademik Czerski, Baltic Explorer, Wladislaw Striżow and Jurij Topczew. The nine ships of the Maritime Rescue Service, which are involved in the work, have also been subject to additional restrictions.
Construction of the pipeline began in 2018 under US President Donald Trump.