Two warships accompany ships for Nord Stream 2

The tension around the construction of the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream-2 is increasing. So, immediately a couple of military vessels of the Russian Navy began escorting supply ships moving from Vladivostok towards the Baltic Sea.

From the Mediterranean Sea, the ships of Ostap Sheremet and Ivan Sidorenko are guarded by the Vasily Bykov corvette of the Black Sea Fleet. According to the blogger Frank Bottema, tracking the route of ships, near the English Channel, a large anti-submarine ship, Vice Admiral Kulakov, joined the group of ships. Apparently, the last ship met two supply vessels and a security corvette "Vasily Bykov" in the Bay of Biscay.

Russian courts needed expanded military escort after intensifying opposition to the construction of SP-2 by the US authorities. The US Senate is considering strengthening sanctions pressure against those who are building or helping to build the Russian pipeline.

Major work to complete the installation of the Nord Stream-2 pipes will begin this fall. Until the construction is completed, it remains to lay about 160 kilometers of pipes along the bottom of the Baltic. The postponement of the start of the functioning of the gas route will not affect the previously scheduled launch dates of SP-2 - the end of this year or the beginning of the next.
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  1. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
    Georgievic (Georgievic) 3 July 2020 17: 00
    There are still smart heads in the General Staff!
    1. margo Offline margo
      margo (margo) 3 July 2020 17: 26
      There are also smart heads in the General Staff.

      - I doubt it! Who will attack them? Americans? They are not fools, and they don’t need it. They imposed economic sanctions, and that will be worse.
      1. RFR Offline RFR
        RFR (RFR) 3 July 2020 22: 15
        C'mon, you can expect anything from them, they themselves, of course, will not attack, but they can come up with something, bring Somali pirates, or drive the Ukrainian mosquito fleet. It's a joke, but they organized the attacks of the Arabs on the towers ...
      2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
        Piramidon (Stepan) 4 July 2020 11: 31
        Quote: margo
        There are also smart heads in the General Staff.

        - I doubt it! Who will attack them?

        And what are the doubts? Is that an insurance escort organized? From the Yankees and small-shavens you can expect any meanness. There are many examples. They themselves, as always, will not climb, but they always had enough money and an inadequate mind to organize it by someone else’s hands. Especially when the question is about their wallet.
      3. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
        Piramidon (Stepan) 4 July 2020 12: 17
        Quote: margo
        Who will attack them?

        Piracy at the state level.
  2. chsmol Offline chsmol
    chsmol (Yuri Smolyanov) 4 July 2020 20: 17
    This catavasia has been going on for several months. When will the ships finally reach the appointed point and complete the construction of the gas pipeline ?! Tired of waiting...