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The Ambassador of Germany to Russia - to the USA: We ourselves know how to ensure energy security

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US senators have announced their intention to impose new extraterritorial sanctions on Nord Stream 2. In many European countries, especially in Germany, they believe that the United States does not have the right to act this way.


The German ambassador to Russia, Geza Andreas von Geir, said that Europeans themselves should deal with energy security issues in Europe:

We Germans and Europeans are fully able to decide for ourselves how best to ensure our energy security.

He considers unacceptable US attempts to block the construction of the pipeline under the pretext of protecting European energy security.

Of course, there is a threat of a complete cessation of work if the US Congress accepts a proposal by a group of senators to introduce new sanctions. After all, the bill they submitted for consideration provides financial restrictions not only for pipe-laying vessels, but also for companies involved in their insurance, refurbishment, maintenance and other auxiliary works.

In Germany, countermeasures are already being developed in the event Congress passes new sanctions. In particular, the head of the commission for economics and energy of the German Bundestag proposed in response to introduce personal restrictions against the authors of the bill, as well as to establish high import duties on liquefied natural gas from the United States.

True, the new US sanctions are not as tangible as it might seem. After all, the construction of the Russian pipe-laying vessels, which will complete the SP-2 instead of the Swiss-Dutch contractor, the Allseas company, which ceased work due to the threat of sanctions, should begin construction.

There are other unresolved technical issues. In particular, one of them concerns pipe laying in the territorial waters of Denmark. Russia is pushing the Danish side to amend the construction permit, which would soften the requirements for pipe layers and allow two vessels to be used simultaneously for laying - the Academician Chersky and Fortuna. This will make it possible to quickly complete the work and start the pipeline.

It should be understood that only about seven percent of the pipeline remains to be completed, that is, to lay about 150 kilometers of pipes. Therefore, it is strange to expect that Gazprom will refuse to finish work and abandon an almost completed project. Moreover, it is unprofitable for European partners, primarily Germany.
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  1. WILL
    WILL 18 June 2020 16: 34 New
    17
    Personal sanctions Against the developers of the bill good If the Germans accept them, I will again begin to respect Germany!
    The high import duties on Liquefied Natural Gas from the USA are absolutely wonderful!
    1. iouris
      iouris 18 June 2020 16: 53 New
      +1
      Quote: ANIMAL
      Personal sanctions Against the developers of the bill

      What are the personal sanctions? Germany is occupied. We have to solve this issue.
      1. Svetlana
        Svetlana 18 June 2020 17: 16 New
        +4
        She is more than occupied. The American financial system permeates it through.
        1. To be or not to be
          To be or not to be 18 June 2020 17: 34 New
          +3
          VO wrote about the Chancellor Act for Germany - "Chancellor Act
          17 June 2015 "
          https://topwar.ru/77123-kancler-akt.html
          https://www.geopolitica.ru/article/akt-o-kanclere-mif-ili-realnost
          The struggle of parties in the usa weakens the influence of the usa on the world and Germany has a chance to get out of American bondage
    2. Vicontas
      Vicontas 18 June 2020 20: 07 New
      +2
      As long as Merkel rules in Germany, this battered German Komsomol member will faithfully serve the United States! The fact that the Americans listened to her did not even stir her, and the nonsense about "Russian hackers" aroused her like a kilo of "Viagra"!
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 18 June 2020 16: 35 New
    +2
    The Ambassador of Germany to Russia - to the USA: We ourselves know how to ensure energy security
    And yet - the clinic. Trump claims that the United States is not a world policeman and is immediately banned and sanctioned. Of course, in a candy wrapper, worries about unreasonable brothers.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 18 June 2020 18: 14 New
      +1
      There Trump and sanctions do not intersect, but follow a parallel course. You to me, I to you. American Internal Wrestling and Politics in Action
    2. Andobor
      Andobor 18 June 2020 18: 18 New
      0
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      And yet - the clinic.

      Yes, everyone sees how the United States grumbles from the inside, and so does the "outside".
  3. Cowbra
    Cowbra 18 June 2020 16: 36 New
    +3
    The Poles are already counting the pennies they have not received as a result of the gas war with Russia and "aid" from the United States. No wonder the Germans were smarter than logs.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 18 June 2020 18: 18 New
      +2
      Quote: Cowbra
      No wonder that the Germans were smarter than logs

      This is just fine. The Poles have no way to analyze why they all the time end up either in the second roles, or in the role of the saved. And the casket just opened, to the ambition, you still need the mind, wisdom and patience in earnest with the ability to use all this. And they are trying to break through with one ambition. Set aside, now more servility has increased.
  4. Karaul73
    Karaul73 18 June 2020 16: 36 New
    0
    They will curse, bite, cry, but they will agree with the sanctions additionally imposed by the USA. There is no escape from the hegemon. There is no alternative formidable force, i.e. the other pole, as when the USSR was.
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 June 2020 16: 40 New
    +7
    IMHO, Germany is "bent" without any persuasion. They are weak, to show teeth to the hegemon ... What if Trump really pulls the soldier out of Germany? Who will protect them? wassat Sarcasm, if anyone does not understand.
    1. Threaded screw
      Threaded screw 18 June 2020 16: 52 New
      10
      Who will protect them? wassat
      So they have already resolved this issue.
    2. Svetlana
      Svetlana 18 June 2020 17: 20 New
      -2
      Germany is not afraid of loss of protection, but of job losses created by the presence of American troops.
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 18 June 2020 17: 40 New
        +5
        Quote: Svetlana
        but the loss of jobs created by the presence of American troops.

        Let's calculate how many jobs were lost during the closure of German nuclear power plants? The United States has a direct relationship to this - the Greens in the Bundestag are sponsored by Soros. those. CIA, and so that no one jerked - in the country is an occupying army. And this is the simplest example, I can throw them on a car, for example, about that. how the United States forced Iraq to break the agreement already signed with Siemens (just Germany) for 15 lard dollars! The US Army will not invest so much in Germany’s budget in 5 years!
    3. Brturin
      Brturin 18 June 2020 17: 22 New
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Is Trump really getting a soldier out of Germany?

      Let's wait a bit - "US President Donald Trump will receive Polish President at the White House on June 24 .... President Trump and President Duda will discuss further advancing military cooperation, as well as trade, energy and telecommunications security." Well, the Pole really wants "Fort Trump"
  6. demo
    demo 18 June 2020 16: 48 New
    0
    It should be understood that only about seven percent of the pipeline remains to be completed, that is, to lay about 150 kilometers of pipes.
    Since February, we have been watching the march of the "Academician Chersky".
    On May 26, he was in the anchorage area near the port of the port of Sassnitz.

    Already June 18, and zero traffic.
    Is something wrong again?
    It seems that the ship has changed its owner.
    And everything is taken into account.
    What is now afraid?
    1. Elephant
      Elephant 18 June 2020 17: 22 New
      -2
      But why should Gazprom managers be afraid? They already do not peck chickens of money!
      1. Threaded screw
        Threaded screw 18 June 2020 17: 31 New
        -2
        But why should Gazprom managers be afraid? They already do not peck chickens of money!
        So they save money abroad, there is today, but not tomorrow.
      2. Malyuta
        Malyuta 18 June 2020 17: 54 New
        -9
        Quote: Elephant
        But why should Gazprom managers be afraid? They already do not peck chickens of money!

        The colleague, the managers of the gasprème, is the very chickens, ducks, rats, and indouts, about which the "zeroed" one says that they peck at the grain and they have no time to swing.
    2. Orkraider
      Orkraider 18 June 2020 22: 16 New
      0
      Quote: demo
      It should be understood that only about seven percent of the pipeline remains to be completed, that is, to lay about 150 kilometers of pipes.
      Since February, we have been watching the march of the "Academician Chersky".
      On May 26, he was in the anchorage area near the port of the port of Sassnitz.

      Already June 18, and zero traffic.
      Is something wrong again?
      It seems that the ship has changed its owner.
      And everything is taken into account.
      What is now afraid?


      Greetings!
      hi
      They’re not afraid of anything, but .. cod spawning.
      Any marine work in the Danish island of Bornholm is prohibited for two months. From the end of June to the end of August. Starting now, in a week to complete them and preserve what has been done, does not make sense.
      Therefore, before September 1, work will not begin.
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  7. Thrifty
    Thrifty 18 June 2020 16: 57 New
    -10 qualifying.
    The lack of a truly strong hand in the country's power allows the Yankees to command Russia as their colony! For a long time, the same senators and congressmen would send the United States in three letters, and they would live as Russia should, and not as the congress and the senate allow us!
    1. Threaded screw
      Threaded screw 18 June 2020 17: 32 New
      -7
      allows the Yankees to command Russia as their colony!
      Why how? So many years and commanded, so if that is not what they immediately such hysteria.
  8. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 18 June 2020 17: 05 New
    +1
    The German ambassador to Russia, Geza Andreas von Geir, said that Europeans themselves should deal with energy security issues in Europe:

    We Germans and Europeans are fully able to decide for ourselves how best to ensure our energy security. -...... And so, at such a pace, America may very soon lose its second trump card in the control of the world - economic. And without military and economic dominance, one can forget about monetary dominance. So while journalists in the States are looking under their mattresses for Vlad Putin and his tame Prigogine, China is adapting and preparing for a long and difficult confrontation. With what I congratulate our American neighbors on the globe. laughing
  9. knn54
    knn54 18 June 2020 17: 10 New
    +3
    Germany abandoned nuclear energy, reduces its own coal production. The Yankees will not be able to satisfy their needs. There are not enough tankers, no storage facilities. The population will remain without heat and without e / energy. And then ANY German government will simply sweep away the raging people.
    1. imrek_ua
      imrek_ua 18 June 2020 19: 01 New
      +1
      On their own initiative - hardly. But if someone needs to come when you need to, give you cookies and say: Go ahead, sweep away the "evil possession", then yes, they'll take it down as to drink.
  10. parusnik
    parusnik 18 June 2020 17: 13 New
    +4
    The Germans are fighting for their economic interests, reluctance to buy American liquefied gas, otherwise the economy’s core.
  11. sergo1914
    sergo1914 18 June 2020 17: 23 New
    +3
    We Germans and Europeans are fully able to decide for ourselves how best to ensure our energy security.


    How pretentious the phrase “Yes, you persecute” sounds in translation from German into Russian.
  12. prior
    prior 18 June 2020 17: 40 New
    +3
    But isn’t it time for Germany to join the union state of Russia-Belarus?
    Here you not only gas, oil and wood, but a lot of other digestible.
    And at the same time we will re-elect Putin as the president of the new state ......
    Instead of American missiles, we will plant the center of Europe with our Topols to protect the new member ...
    And then Ostap suffered ....
  13. Molox
    Molox 18 June 2020 17: 44 New
    -2
    US Senators Announce Intentions to Introduce New Extraterritorial Sanctions

    We know these senators, thick-witted sums of cunning .. Germany is afraid to lose, like a cash cow .. Since 1945 they imposed a tribute. I really do not want to ..
    Let the Germans show their character, you are a smart nation and Russia wishes you good and mutually beneficial cooperation.
  14. Andobor
    Andobor 18 June 2020 18: 09 New
    +1
    We Germans and Europeans are fully able to decide for ourselves how best to ensure our energy security.
    And here we check - your solvency.
  15. imrek_ua
    imrek_ua 18 June 2020 18: 58 New
    +1
    Why is the German ambassador to Russia speaking to the United States? Does the German ambassador to the United States prevent such expressions, uh, caution? Or this one, like her, about: political correctness. Or is nobody interested in his opinion there?
  16. veritas
    veritas 18 June 2020 20: 42 New
    +1
    The Ambassador of Germany to Russia - to the USA: We ourselves know how to ensure energy security

    As long as the boots of an American soldier in your land, you are not yourself. Get the withdrawal of American bases and things will go uphill.
  17. Arthur 85
    Arthur 85 18 June 2020 21: 26 New
    0
    All US senators to ban entry to Rostov! They will soon need, and Rostov is not rubber. Or charge a bribe.
  18. shinobi
    shinobi 19 June 2020 05: 30 New
    0
    In the United States, and it doesn’t matter who is in the white house at the helm, they are afraid of only one thing, God forbid, the Berlin-Moscow-Beijing axis will appear. Therefore, the Yankees will struggle with this in every way. Moscow-Beijing is already there, then the train went back to Obama’s rule .
  19. rotfuks
    rotfuks 19 June 2020 09: 38 New
    0
    In connection with this story, I am interested in the fate of the Swiss-Dutch contractor, who left the unfinished gas pipeline and escaped in fear of sanctions? Has this contractor suffered financial losses from the customer? Or did the Swiss-Dutch contractor get the full amount of money and now they don’t blow in the mustache? This is a complete repetition of the story of the helicopter carrier Mistral, which was built almost completely and was not transferred to the customer. At least these cases are a demonstration of the behavior of a European business, which is blown away at any time and throws the customer.