U.S. sanctions, which forced the contractor to stop work, postpone the pipeline’s launch indefinitely.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that at the moment it is impossible to name new dates for the commissioning of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. This was announced on Tuesday, December 31, RBC reports.
According to Peskov, due to the decision of the Swiss company Allseas, which was engaged in laying pipes Of Nord Stream-2, to withdraw from the project, at the moment it is impossible to name new dates for the commissioning of the pipeline.
“I don’t think anyone will set a date, there are objective force majeure circumstances with the actions of the third state, which run counter to international law and international trade norms,” he said.
A spokesman for the president declined to answer a question about possible penalties for all seas.
“These are commercial issues that cannot be public,” Peskov said.
Nevertheless, Peskov expressed confidence that the project will be completed. According to him, there is all the necessary capacity for this.
Recall, December 20, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill on the defense budget for the fiscal year 2020, which provides for sanctions against Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream-2 and Turkish Stream.
Amid the approval of the document, the Swiss company Allseas, which lays pipes for Nord Stream-2, notified of the suspension of work, and then withdrew its vessels from the construction area.