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) 21 December 2019 10: 59
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    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 (Alexander) 21 December 2019 11: 26
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      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 (Victor) 21 December 2019 13: 14
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        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 (Irina) 21 December 2019 11: 07
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    - Everything that I personally wrote about for so long a whole year for a long time begins to come true ... -Gazprom (Russia) "fell into full" ... -I fell into all the traps that I personally wrote about several times ...
    - Well ...- a complete failure of Gazprom’s plans and calculations ...- About $ 100 billion were earmarked for all these Gazprom projects, and if you add to this all the costs of the Syrian war, which is being waged in the interests of the Gazprom pipe, the Russians " gifts "to Turkey and actually SP-2 itself (the same war itself, only the cold one) ...- this is + $ 50 billion ..., then ... then ... then ... this ... there will be 150 billions of dollars at least (even more) ...
    - And then there’s the “Ukrainian pipe”, which was no longer part of Gazprom’s “new calculations” ... -And such a “surprise” ...
    - And now it finally loomed ...- so “necessary”, so “necessary”, so “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 with Turkish Stream (and whether it will work at all in the near future), and through Ukraine Russian gas will be supplied with all its might ...
    1. Arborist Offline
      Arborist (Sergei) 21 December 2019 12: 48
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      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 (Victor) 21 December 2019 13: 18
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      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 (Nikolai) 21 December 2019 12: 49
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    Denmark was not in vain pulling with permission ... Merkel's claims - nothing more than a concussion, she will not trample against the USA! SP-2 is not completed, the Swiss also will not go against the United States, and what should Gazprom do ??? Depended ... You can’t build such a steamboat in half a year, work will continue if Gazprom buys this pipelayer, with its further sale back!
  5. rotkiv04 Offline
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 21 December 2019 14: 17
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    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 (Oleg) 21 December 2019 17: 02
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    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 (Peteris) 21 December 2019 19: 19
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      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) 22 December 2019 19: 38
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      The raven will not peck out the crow.

      Russian tankers drag Amerov gas to Europe.
  8. S.V.YU Offline
    S.V.YU 22 December 2019 13: 34
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    Here are such 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 leaders of the country and Gazprom are guilty of receiving MILLIONAL "salaries" and "bonus"! But what to do ...........?
    1. IGOR ENTIN Offline
      IGOR ENTIN (Igor) 23 December 2019 05: 40
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      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) 22 December 2019 16: 17
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    1. Valery Grebenev Offline
      Valery Grebenev (Valery Grebenev) 22 December 2019 16: 19
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      Washington made an “sanction move” against Russia and the European Union: the Kremlin is ready to answer.
  10. alexneg13 Offline
    alexneg13 (Alexander) 22 December 2019 21: 26
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    The owner told the trolls the face and rushed ... But, "it’s not yet evening" ... and it is not known what Russia prepared in response. The workpiece has already been prepared. In Russia, they were waiting and preparing for this face-to-face decision of the jackal. There are Americans - residents of the United States, and there are American-kashki - those who lick them a new ... and constantly act as trolls serving the Internet on all Russian resources.