To complete the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, it remains to lay about 80 kilometers of pipes at the bottom of the Baltic. The United States is well aware of and recognizethat it will not be possible to stop the implementation of the project, but the Russophobes in Washington and Kiev are stubbornly trying to harm them somehow.
On May 21, 2021, the US Treasury Department disseminated information that a number of legal entities and vessels associated with the completion of the specified pipeline were added to the anti-Russian sanctions list. The list now includes: FSUE Marine Rescue Service, LLC Mortransservice, JSC STIF, LLC Koksokhimtrans, as well as vessels Akademik Chersky, Artemis Offshore, Bakhtemir, Finval, Captain Beklemishev, Murman, Rescuer Karev, Narval, Sivuch, Umka, Yuri Topchev, Vladislav Strizhov, Baltic Researcher.
We need to figure it out. With colleagues, everything is as usual. They talk about one thing, do another. Let's see how it will be better for us
- told the agency Interfax Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, answering the question whether Moscow will take into account what happened in the course of organizing the summit between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden.
Note that prior to this, for several days, high-ranking representatives of the current US administration repeatedly spoke about the inexpediency of imposing new restrictions on the gas transportation project and talked about lifting the old sanctions. However, it cost the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to urge both chambers of the US Congress not to deviate from the anti-Russian sanctions policyhow the Americans immediately listened and reacted. It all looks like "the tail wags the dog."