U.S. warns of sanctions risk for firms invested in Russian pipeline

Donald Trump saying Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they will be getting from 60 to 70% of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline

Firms invested in Russian pipeline project are at the risk of sanctions, warns US

This is not the first time Trump has bashed Germany over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

In mid-may, the Russian leader Vladimir Putin said the United States position on the pipeline.

The Trudeau government and the Trump administration have found common ground at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit - shared concern over a proposed Russian pipeline that would cross through the Baltic Sea into Germany. But Germany, as far as I'm concerned, is captive to Russian Federation, because it's getting so much of its energy from Russian Federation.

"The president is pretty straightforward about what he believes and he thinks Nord Stream 2 is not in the European Union's best interest and my bet is he'll be more than happy to tell President Putin that straight to his face", said Perry. It would run 1,200 km, mostly under the Baltic Sea along the existing Nord Stream pipeline. And we stressed our well-known concerns about Nord Stream 2, Sefcovic said at a press conference on Thursday after the EU-U.S. Energy Council held in Brussels. "From our perspective, it looks like a fairly bad deal ..."

According to the committee, Trump's remarks were "an assault on business relations between German and European countries and Russian Federation", while assumptions that Nord Stream 2 would help Russian Federation control the European gas market were "factually wrong and politically absurd". "I know will fundamentally destabilize Ukraine".

Canada also said it had doubts about the Nord Stream 2 project that would be used to export gas to Germany. "Russian gas can and should be part of the European market, but that market needs to be open and competitive". "Russian Federation understands that this project is dividing Europe, and it is using that to its advantage".

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite sided with Trump on Wednesday after his remarks, saying that she views the project "as geopolitical, politically motivated, having no economic justification and also binding hands for some European countries to pursue a free energy policy". And the former Chancellor of Germany is the head of the pipeline company that's supplying the gas.

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