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SP-2: there are practically no obstacles to launch, but the United States can still interfere

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SP-2: there are practically no obstacles to launch, but the United States can still interfere

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the US sanctions against the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline illegal on September 2020, 2 and stressed that she wants to complete its construction. Therefore, it is very interesting whether the United States will be able to prevent the launch of the SP-2, even despite the position of the most important European states.


To begin with, the very idea of ​​building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline initially provoked a sharply negative reaction from the American leadership. First, the United States fears a further increase in Russia's political influence on European countries and the latter's rapprochement with Moscow, and secondly, for the United States, its own supplies of liquefied natural gas are even more important. That is, first of all, it is trivial competition for sales markets, and for its economic interests, as you know, the United States is always ready to use all possible methods and means of struggle.

Back in early August 2020, American senators told the German company Fahrhafen Sassnitz GmbH that if it cooperates on the SP-2 project, it will come under sanctions from the United States. And this is not the first such statement: earlier, the American side more than once threatened European business with sanctions in the event of its participation in the construction of Nord Stream 2.

It turns out that the United States is interfering in the market economy of European states, trying to manipulate the actions of European companies, which clearly goes beyond the limits of American jurisdiction. By the way, this is what Merkel drew attention to. But the position of European leaders is of little concern to the inhabitants of the White House.

Today, almost all objective obstacles to the launch of SP-2 are associated precisely with the activities of the American side, which uses in its own interests the countries that are de facto satellites of the United States, and this is Poland and the Baltic republics in the first place, if possible, relies on the same environmentalists and supporting their Scandinavian governments.

Until recently, one of the last obstacles to the construction of the SP-2 was the position of Denmark. The Danish Energy Agency prohibited the use of anchored pipe-laying vessels in the Danish Exclusive Economic Zone, which created certain obstacles to the construction of the pipeline. Then this ban was lifted.

Now the United States has tried to use the most murky as a pretext for new sanctions. history with the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, but even the leadership of the Federal Republic of Germany stressed that there is no connection between this event and the construction of the SP-2 and cannot be: the gas pipeline must be launched, period.


The events in Belarus may also be the reason for the sanctions. The United States does not hide the fact that they are going to impose sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko and his entourage, but "on the sly" they may well introduce more sanctions against Russia and the Russian gas pipeline.

Thus, given the invariability of the position of the German side, the United States has only two possibilities to prevent the launch of the SP-2. The first is an immediate change of leadership in European countries or destabilization of the situation in them, which would postpone construction until the change of leaders. The second is the path of provocations with the aim of imposing sanctions restrictions that could interfere with Nord Stream 2.

Of course, it cannot be completely ruled out that the United States will not take this path and will not use these opportunities. But from delays in the launch of the SP-2, it is not Russia that will lose as much as Germany or France. They need a lot of gas and at affordable prices, while Russia has the opportunity to diversify its supplies, and Nord Stream 2 is just one of the gas pipelines through which fuel is supplied to other states.
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  1. Lionnvrsk
    Lionnvrsk 2 September 2020 13: 11 New
    +9
    but the US can still interfere

    They do not "can", they will!
    1. Civil
      Civil 2 September 2020 14: 07 New
      +2
      The sanctions are already included in the Pentagon budget, the rest of the circus and the search for convenient excuses.
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 2 September 2020 15: 11 New
        +6
        Sanctions are already included in the Pentagon budget

        An unsuspecting "sponsor", at the same time - the Russian people, meekly containing "American" resident taxpayers in the "faces" of a pack of oligarchs and officials who have property abroad and numerous relatives.
        1. dSK
          dSK 2 September 2020 16: 16 New
          +1
          The second is the path of provocations in order to impose sanctions restrictions
          There is also a third - unknown persons can "drop" something on the gas pipeline, passing by and damage it.
          1. dSK
            dSK 2 September 2020 16: 28 New
            0
            Construction of the second string of the onshore section of Nord Stream 2, the Eugal gas pipeline, is nearing completion, and Gascade has announced a tender for the supply of gas to fill it. The corresponding message was published on the Eugal website
    2. NF68
      NF68 2 September 2020 16: 30 New
      +1
      Quote: LIONnvrsk
      but the US can still interfere

      They do not "can", they will!


      How will they be. They will jump out of their own pants, but they will try to screw it up.
    3. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 3 September 2020 09: 24 New
      -1
      SP-2: there are practically no obstacles to launch, but the United States can still interfere


      It seems to me that it still remains, it is not completed and it is not a fact that it will be completed
  2. Mordvin 3
    Mordvin 3 2 September 2020 13: 19 New
    16
    SP-2: there are practically no obstacles to launch

    Well, run, what's the question? And, the USA gets in the way, gets confused underfoot ... So don't write that there are no obstacles left.
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 2 September 2020 14: 38 New
      +5
      Quote: Mordvin 3
      Well, run, what's the question? And, the USA gets in the way, gets confused underfoot ... So don't write that there are no obstacles left.

      Well, of course ... the author does not take into account some miserable 160 km of the pipeline that still needs to be completed. wassat
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 2 September 2020 15: 14 New
        10
        And there, you see, while we will be broadcasting all these "if only there were mushrooms in the mouth" (C), and the rest will be eaten by rust. Another "successful investment", you will not say anything. what
    2. Husit
      Husit 2 September 2020 16: 33 New
      -2
      Quote: mordvin xnumx
      SP-2: there are practically no obstacles to launch

      Well, run, what's the question? And, the USA gets in the way, gets confused underfoot ... So don't write that there are no obstacles left.

      And the bulk of the body in Germany .. What to do with it or is it the reason for the obstacles? laughing It was no coincidence that he was transported to Germany with such fanfare, presidents are not welcomed like that)))) 100 km left !!!!! Winter is coming and usually gas problems from Russia disappear somewhere right away .. We'll take a look!
      1. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 2 September 2020 17: 28 New
        +3
        Quote: Husit
        100 km left !!!!!

        And what? Before the new year, Vadik 247 convinced that the construction would be completed in February. I wrote that Fortuna walks under a foreign rag, and therefore they will not be able to finish building something. They objected to me: they say, change the flag in no time, like two fingers on the asphalt. Yeah, changed ...
        1. Liam
          Liam 2 September 2020 17: 34 New
          +1
          Quote: Mordvin 3
          Before the new year, Vadik 247 convinced that the construction would be completed in February.

          Now about next February will convince
          1. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 2 September 2020 17: 36 New
            +3
            Quote: Liam
            Now about next February will convince

            No, he's cunning. Will keep silent in a rag. laughing
            1. Liam
              Liam 2 September 2020 17: 43 New
              -3
              Bullshit. He will sell another couple of suitcases of shares on the stock exchange, some of the money will be stashed offshore in a vacant lot behind garages, the other part will be used for a Caucasian samopal and an inexpensive shampoo to remove traces of God's dew.
              1. Mordvin 3
                Mordvin 3 2 September 2020 17: 48 New
                0
                Quote: Liam
                some will hide in an offshore wasteland behind garages,

                He has a personal bunker with a supply of gas masks. So he doesn't need a wasteland. wink
        2. Husit
          Husit 2 September 2020 19: 22 New
          -2
          Quote: mordvin xnumx
          Quote: Husit
          100 km left !!!!!

          And what? Before the new year, Vadik 247 convinced that the construction would be completed in February. I wrote that Fortuna walks under a foreign rag, and therefore they will not be able to finish building something. They objected to me: they say, change the flag in no time, like two fingers on the asphalt. Yeah, changed ...

          And yet we will finish building Volodya !!!! It is not for nothing that the United States is getting rid of this and that they just didn’t come up with it .. Now there is the bulk of the body, as another obstacle to Germany was taken out and they are not going to take him out of the coma))))) BEGINNER !!!!
          If SP-2 is launched, the Outskirts will be blocked from freebies! Who will feed her?
          Everything interesting is yet to come. hi
          1. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 2 September 2020 19: 27 New
            +2
            Quote: Husit
            And yet we will finish building Volodya !!!

            Who will build, Vitaly?
            Quote: Husit
            The outskirts will be blocked from freebies!

            Wow, damn it, I've heard this for six years. Well, the outskirts do not want to freeze. crying
  3. Nikolay Ivanov_5
    Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 September 2020 13: 22 New
    +2
    The Americans are clearly demonstrating open, unfair competition.
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 2 September 2020 13: 37 New
      +1
      Was she honest with them? By their disdain for others, they "strangled" everyone and everything.
      1. Husit
        Husit 2 September 2020 19: 23 New
        -4
        Quote: marchcat
        Was she honest with them? By their disdain for others, they "strangled" everyone and everything.

        THIS LIVED AND ALIVE !!!
    2. major147
      major147 3 September 2020 11: 00 New
      0
      Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
      The Americans are clearly demonstrating open, unfair competition.

      Nothing new. It has been so in all ages.
  4. TAMBU
    TAMBU 2 September 2020 13: 32 New
    +1
    It turns out that the United States is interfering in market economy


    Well, if you believe in such a phenomenon as the "market economy" ... and if you understand that there has been no such phenomenon since the beginning of the 18th century, for sure, then the usual struggle for markets ... and their capitalism is more fanged than ours and Europe's combined ...
  5. Wwk7260
    Wwk7260 2 September 2020 13: 35 New
    -2
    They drowned a pipe worth several lards of Baku people's money, and that's fine. Those who started it have already received theirs at the construction stage. Experts warned that this project was not feasible.
  6. novel66
    novel66 2 September 2020 13: 36 New
    +1
    Where does our pipelayer hang out?
    1. And
      And 2 September 2020 13: 50 New
      +3
      Yes, it seems like both ships are in Mukran.
      1. major147
        major147 3 September 2020 11: 03 New
        0
        Quote: And
        Yes, it seems like both ships are in Mukran.

        "Chersky" in Murcan, "Fartuna" in Rostock. And for a long time.
    2. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 2 September 2020 14: 59 New
      +4
      Quote: novel xnumx
      Where does our pipelayer hang out?

      The pipelayer sleeps, the money goes. Life, as they say, is good!
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 2 September 2020 15: 27 New
        +9
        The pipe is lying and not functioning. Not sickly dripping ... Diagnosis - economic "prostatitis", progressing to "impotence". Conclusion - a long sitting "on the pipe" gives rise to systemic problems of the entire "organism" as a whole, and local "circumcision" has absolutely nothing to do with it.
  7. Maks1995
    Maks1995 2 September 2020 13: 46 New
    +1
    Ah, empty reasoning. Apparently those are not.
  8. Alexga
    Alexga 2 September 2020 14: 00 New
    +4
    The events in Belarus may also be the reason for the sanctions.

    Poor Lukashenko, and here he can be guilty!
  9. mark2
    mark2 2 September 2020 14: 01 New
    0
    for the United States, its own supply of liquefied natural gas is even more important


    As far as I understand, the United States also dreams of being a gas station? Then I don’t understand why Russia-a gas station is bad, but the same is good in relation to the United States.
    Local liberda, you will understand the standards. Or is the duality of stantarts also spelled out in the training manuals?
    1. dauria
      dauria 2 September 2020 14: 20 New
      +5
      As far as I understand, the United States also dreams of being a gas station?


      They dream of leaving Russia without a piece of bread and money. It is an important part of the enemy's economy. And then her blow is quite natural. Even if the United States did not have its own gas at all.
      But if Russia is only a gas station and nothing else, this is really bad.
      One thing I don’t understand is how we flew into space without northern streams.
      1. mark2
        mark2 2 September 2020 14: 36 New
        +2
        They dream of leaving Russia without a piece of bread and money

        Then, following this logic, so that Russia does not begin to do-release all one will not give the United States. Not. The US prosoto wants, if not to occupy the energy market in Europe, then to seriously push back Russia and others. No matter how they dishonored Russia, but without it in any way. The entire world economy is built on electricity, and electricity is obtained from gas and oil for the most part.
        1. dauria
          dauria 2 September 2020 15: 42 New
          +1
          The US prosoto wants, if not to occupy the energy market in Europe, then to seriously push back Russia and others.

          They don't care about such a market. Lie under the United States, give them control over the country - and trade in oil and gas at least flood this Europe. They will also start singing that Russian gas is the most democratic. It already happened in the 90s. They need a market where they host. Not as sellers, but as proprietors.
    2. military_cat
      military_cat 2 September 2020 15: 02 New
      +1
      Quote: mark2
      Local liberda, you will understand the standards.

      Asked - we answer: the idea that the United States dreams of being a gas-filling station is only a conjecture based, in turn, on the conjecture of the respected author of the article that the United States is imposing sanctions to covertly seize the sales market, and not to exert foreign policy pressure on Russia, as they say it themselves.

      So no, you won't make a big impression on the liberd with such unnecessary questions.
  10. antivirus
    antivirus 2 September 2020 14: 16 New
    0
    genikonialny text -may-be-able-they wanted to-someone that was revealed --- everything is listed and nothing has been done. don't put cons - the author himself will understand
    no joke - the GRU special forces, in special gas masks, will pass through the pipe to Berlin - there are no obstacles for construction
    and what ours can oppose the United States? there is no answer to the questions of our time - only we can analyze the myths of others in Greece ... or outside is not aware of the economic plans and life of the country's leadership, which is natural ... Then the meaning of the scriptures is not clear
  11. Alexey Sommer
    Alexey Sommer 2 September 2020 14: 20 New
    -2
    Hello! I think one cannot discount the possible sabotage in the offshore section of the stream. It is interesting how the protection of the offshore section of the gas pipeline is ensured.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 2 September 2020 14: 36 New
      +2
      Quote: Alexey Sommer
      Interesting, how the protection of the offshore section of the gas pipeline is ensured.

      Much the same as securing an internet cable at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean ... repeat
    2. Brturin
      Brturin 2 September 2020 15: 40 New
      0
      Quote: Alexey Sommer
      It is interesting how the protection of the offshore section of the gas pipeline is ensured.

      The pipe was laid on the bottom, the stone-laying ships sprinkled it, and then, according to the inspector's trial schedule, it happens that they find and report - An abandoned ROV was found in international waters south of the Swedish island of Gotland next to the Nord Stream gas pipeline ... "Nord Stream has asked us for assistance, advice and assistance in removing the object" https://topwar.ru/174697-sp-2-prepjatstvij-dlja-zapuska-fakticheski-ne-ostalos-no-ssha-vse -ravno-mogut-pomeshat.html. Sabotage, this is already ... especially in the Baltic, where the gas pipeline passes in economic waters, this is at least to expose the country ... not the Swedes, nor the Danes, and even more so nor the Germans will be delighted with this
  12. sergo1914
    sergo1914 2 September 2020 14: 31 New
    +1
    ... American senators told the German company Fahrhafen Sassnitz GmbH


    I understand American senators. For such names it is not that sanctions - it is necessary to burn at the stake. It is not known what you say it out loud
    1. Lexus
      Lexus 2 September 2020 15: 58 New
      +9
      Good afternoon!hi What does the Americans have to do with it? Our "experimenters", behold, History, alas, teaches nothing. In the vast majority of cases, everything is done thoughtlessly, "at random." Therefore, wherever they go, “FLŰGGÅƏNK∂ € ČHIŒβØL∫ÊN” (flygegeheim, not translated in any way) is everywhere.


      That is why there is nothing surprising in the "results". request
  13. xomaNN
    xomaNN 2 September 2020 14: 38 New
    +1
    It's time to start. Surprising fortelle with OUR, the Russian pipelayer "Fortuna". The owners of the vessel REFUSED to participate in the pipe laying of the SP-2. Really, the authorities do not have legal and other instruments to direct these guys on the right path. "Antipatriots", damn it hi
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 2 September 2020 15: 10 New
      +4
      Quote: xomaNN
      Really, the authorities do not have legal and other instruments to direct these guys on the right path. "Antipatriots", damn it

      What power if Fortune is attributed to Hong Kong?
  14. Sibguest
    Sibguest 2 September 2020 14: 56 New
    0
    Comrades Americans! Announce the entire list, pzhalsta - for which you will not be punished with sanctions.
    (otherwise it already resembles the famous episode and m / f "Chippolino": "... for pouring rain ..." and so on)
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 2 September 2020 15: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: Sibguest
      Comrades Americans! Announce the entire list, pzhalsta - for which you will not be punished with sanctions.

      And why, if they are for our good?
  15. Alien From
    Alien From 2 September 2020 14: 59 New
    +1
    Eh, our toothless diplomacy ...
    1. iouris
      iouris 2 September 2020 15: 36 New
      +1
      ... or maybe not ours ... Or maybe it's an evil ostrich. Or maybe not evil ...
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 2 September 2020 15: 41 New
        0
        On the coffee grounds and it remains to guess))))
        1. iouris
          iouris 2 September 2020 15: 43 New
          -1
          Why guess? We must place bets!
      2. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 2 September 2020 15: 52 New
        +3
        Quote: iouris
        Or maybe it's an evil ostrich. Or maybe not evil ...

        Anything can ... laughing
  16. iouris
    iouris 2 September 2020 15: 35 New
    0
    Something I do not understand how the author thinks: "there are practically no obstacles to launch, but the United States can still interfere." I understand that the United States is an obstacle that cannot be removed yet.
  17. bar
    bar 2 September 2020 15: 39 New
    +1
    SP-2: there are practically no obstacles to launch, but ...

    But the completion never began. They are still marking time and wrinkling their boobs, apparently in anticipation of winter storms, so that there is something to justify for another "time shift to the right". One gets the impression that this ill-fated SP-2 has long been of no use to anyone, including Gazprom itself.
  18. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 2 September 2020 16: 14 New
    -1
    SP-2: there are practically no obstacles to launch, but the United States can still interfere
    What nonsense. The United States is capable of any sabotage, up to a terrorist attack.
  19. APASUS
    APASUS 2 September 2020 16: 41 New
    0
    Now the United States has tried to use the murky story of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny as a pretext for new sanctions, but even the German leadership emphasized that there is no connection between this event and the construction of the SP-2 and cannot be

    Has the customer of Navalny's poisoning "surfaced?"
    1. iouris
      iouris 3 September 2020 00: 36 New
      0
      The SP-2 project is closed. Do you know who benefits from it?
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 3 September 2020 08: 30 New
        0
        Quote: iouris
        The SP-2 project is closed.

        It is possible for more details, otherwise you are just an insider!
  20. bandabas
    bandabas 2 September 2020 16: 44 New
    +3
    Dear forum users. They'll figure it out among themselves. A raven will not peck out a raven's eyes. We will pay.
    1. iouris
      iouris 3 September 2020 00: 37 New
      0
      Quote: bandabas
      we will pay.

      "We will not stand the price." Do we need a victory? The image of victory has not yet been formed.
  21. Gorlovchanin
    Gorlovchanin 3 September 2020 06: 54 New
    0
    And excuse me, we didn’t try to send to a known address in plain text, didn’t !? Sorry, sorry. Right now. It's high time, or ...
  22. Nestorych
    Nestorych 3 September 2020 10: 16 New
    +1
    Yesaaaa))), and the absence of a piece of IKspert's pipe does not bother ...
  23. nnz226
    nnz226 3 September 2020 12: 19 New
    0
    Already across my throat chatter about the completion of the "SP-2" !!! At least someday they will begin to lay the first meter of "unfinished construction" or so they will continue "in Moscow to call bast shoes" that "a little more, a little more ..."
  24. Roman070280
    Roman070280 4 September 2020 09: 48 New
    0
    Some kind of brave article ..
    from delays in the launch of the SP-2, it is not Russia that will lose as much as Germany or France. They need a lot of gas and at affordable prices, while Russia has the ability to diversify its supplies,


    there are practically no obstacles to launch, but the United States can still prevent


    Otherwise, beautiful marquise, everything is fine, everything is fine ..
  25. kriten
    kriten 4 September 2020 18: 10 New
    0
    The main obstacle has not gone anywhere: the crumpled management of the campaign, which has lost because of this the ability to think and act quickly. Everything is fine with them, they take so much on construction that the rest does not bother them much.