Sanctions can “delay, but not stop” the construction of the Russian gas pipeline, the Polish prime minister believes.
U.S. sanctions will not be able to stop the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, according to Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. He said this in an interview with German media, reports DW. He noted that he has no great hope that this project will be able to stop sanctions from the United States. They can “delay, but not stop” the construction of the gas pipeline, the prime minister believes.
“It would certainly be better for Poland if the construction of Nord Stream 2 never started at all,” Morawiecki said.
“Moscow should never be able to blackmail the EU by stopping gas supplies,” he added.
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.
After that, foreign contractors stopped construction. Russia has not yet announced a new deadline for the completion of the project.