US sanctions take effect: Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline stopped

We recently reported how American senators done threats against the Nord Stream 2 contractor and as in the Senate (upper house of parliament) of the US Congress decided to stop the construction of this gas pipeline, imposing it on “sanctions from hell”, making the “New Year’s surprise Russian”. And so, on December 20, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the U.S. Defense Budget (NDAA) for 2020 (the fiscal year begins on October 1 of the previous year).

It should be noted that the US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), has already published a special clarification in this regard. The agency’s explanation (comments) said that the ban on the construction of Nord Stream-2 would enter into force immediately.

From the moment the president signed on December 20, 2019, the provisions of Article 7503 of the NDAA immediately entered into force. The parties involved who knowingly sold, rented or provided pipes laying 100 feet or more below sea level for the construction of Nord Stream 2 or Turkish Stream should ensure that such vessels cease construction activities immediately

- The OFAC clarification says.

At the same time, it is specified that “bona fide exceptions to the termination of activity” may be made. They relate to pipeline safety, crew aboard, protecting human lives, maintenance, "to avoid environmental or other significant damage."

At the same time, the Swiss-Dutch company Allseas, which is engaged in the laying of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline in the Baltic, reported earlier and suspended the construction of the gas pipeline.

Pending the adoption of a defense budget law, Allseas suspends its operations on Nord Stream 2

- said in a statement to the company before the approval of the DASKA bill - "Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2019" (The law on the protection of American security from Kremlin aggression ").

We remind you that the length of the troubled Danish marine site near the island of Bornholm is almost 150 km. Pipelaying vessels laid about 100 km of the first string of the Nord Stream-2 and about 70 km of the second string of this pipeline at the bottom of the Baltic Sea at this point. The total length of the gas transmission line, on both lines, is 2460 km. At present, the overall readiness of the gas pipeline is 92%.
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  1. Victor N Offline Victor N
    Victor N (Victor n) 21 December 2019 10: 59
    Vile methods. But how to neutralize them? Only strengthening the country is a task for everyone. There is no need to gloat and scold the authorities: constructivism is needed.
    1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
      alexneg13 (Alexander) 21 December 2019 11: 26
      Gazprom is a state-owned company, which means that it is necessary to pass a law that any action against this company is nothing more than a declaration of war on Russia. Let them sit in the pan. Stop babysitting with them. US potassium is gopnik and it is necessary to act very tough with them.
      1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
        rotkiv04 (Victor) 21 December 2019 13: 14
        Do you seriously want that those in power castrate themselves? They have money there, children, wives, lovers, at home.
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  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 21 December 2019 11: 07
    - Everything that I personally wrote for so long for a whole year is beginning to come true ... -Gazprom (Russia) "got to the full" ... -I fell into all the traps that I personally have already written about many times ...
    - Well ... - a complete failure of Gazprom's plans and calculations ... - About $ 100 billion has been slaughtered for all these Gazprom projects, and if we add to this all the costs of the war in Syria, which is waged in the interests of the Gazprom pipe, are Russian " gifts from "Turkey and the SP-2 itself (the same war itself, only cold) ... is another + $ 50 billion ... then ... then ... then ... then this ... in total there will be 150 billion dollars minimum (even more) ...
    - And then there's the "Ukrainian pipe", which was no longer included in the "new calculations" of Gazprom ... - And this is such a "surprise" ...
    - And now it has finally emerged ... - such a "necessary", such a "necessary", such a "golden" (and for Gazprom it will become "golden" in value) ... - this pipeline transit of Russian gas through the territory Ukraine ...
    - And then what ???
    - And then this: - Russia will urgently pay $ 2020 billion to Ukraine before the New Year 3; and chase its Russian gas at a new reduced price ... as early as January 1, 2020 ...
    - How else will everything work out with SP-2 and Turkish Stream (and will it work out at all in the near future), and Russian gas will be supplied with all its might through Ukraine ...
    1. Arborist Offline Arborist
      Arborist (Sergei) 21 December 2019 12: 48
      What is 150 billion dollars? Under the Hor-Chernomyrdin agreement, the states were given 500 tons of military uranium for $ 8 trillion. And nothing. Did anyone count the 2008 losses? And how much money is annually and illegally withdrawn from the country - they thought? And how many forests, for beautiful narrow eyes, go to China?
    2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 21 December 2019 13: 18
      No, you don’t understand, it’s HPP, we’ll soon be in chocolate, the guarantor thinks.
  3. Liquid gas must be sold, what the hell are these pipes?
  4. nnz226 Offline nnz226
    nnz226 (Nikolai) 21 December 2019 12: 49
    Denmark deliberately delayed the permission ... Merkel's claims are nothing more than an air concussion, she will not trample on the USA! SP-2 is not completed, the Swiss will not go against the US either, and what should Gazprom do ??? Hang on ... You cannot build such a ship in six months, the work will continue if Gazprom buys this pipe-layer, with its further sale back!
  5. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 21 December 2019 14: 17
    Yeah uzhzhzh, in the guarantor they just spat in the open, and he makes a smart face.
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  7. sharp-lad Offline sharp-lad
    sharp-lad (Oleg) 21 December 2019 17: 02
    Is it time to impose sanctions against suppliers of titanium to the aggressor and the country creating, covering and supporting terrorist gangs around the world?
    1. Cetron Offline Cetron
      Cetron (Peteris) 21 December 2019 19: 19
      Enterprises registered in the country cannot impose sanctions against this country.
      The Russian Federation is an LLC registered in the USA, and the government may pass a law restricting the type of activity of a company. In case of deliberate failure to comply with the law, the power structures of the state must force it to comply.
      So the SP-2 bombing is not even a war, but a police operation, such as the destruction of poppy or cocaine plantations.
      Destroyed the USSR, now eat shit full of spoons.
    2. DrShvarce Offline DrShvarce
      DrShvarce (DrShvarce) 22 December 2019 19: 38
      The raven will not peck out the crow.

      Russian tankers drag Amerov gas to Europe.
  8. S.V.YU Offline S.V.YU
    S.V.YU 22 December 2019 13: 34
    Here are the things! Russia loses in everything and everywhere! An old problem - WHO IS GUILTY and WHAT TO DO !? The answer to the first question is clear - the guilt is the leadership of the country and Gazprom, who receive MILLION "salaries" and "bonuses"! But what to do ...........?
      IGOR ENTIN (Igor) 23 December 2019 05: 40
      Quote: S.V.Yu
      But what to do ...........?

      This is elementary, Watson. In order for the sanctions to be lifted, it is necessary to eliminate the reasons for which they were imposed.
  9. Valery Grebenev Offline Valery Grebenev
    Valery Grebenev (Valery Grebenev) 22 December 2019 16: 17
    1. Valery Grebenev Offline Valery Grebenev
      Valery Grebenev (Valery Grebenev) 22 December 2019 16: 19
      Washington made a "sanctions move" against Russia and the European Union: the Kremlin has an answer.
  10. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
    alexneg13 (Alexander) 22 December 2019 21: 26
    The owner said face to the trolls and rushed ... But, "it's not over yet" ... and it is not known what Russia has prepared in response. The workpiece has already been prepared. In Russia, the jackals were waiting and preparing for this face-to-face decision. There are Americans - residents of the United States, and there are Americans - these are the ones who lick them new a ... and constantly act as trolls serving the Internet on all Russian resources.