BERLIN, 5 Dec — RIA Novosti. In Berlin closely follow the development of the situation around the pipeline “Nord stream — 2”, including in the United States, said at the briefing, the representative of the Ministry of economy of Germany, responding to a question RIA Novosti.

it became known yesterday that the U.S. Senate introduced a bill to expand sanctions against the project. Thus, it is proposed to introduce restrictions on insurance companies serving court that work on the construction of the pipe.

the Document was supported by five house members from both parties, including Senator from Texas Ted Cruz.

At the end of last year, the United States adopted the defense budget. It included restrictions against companies involved in the implementation of the “Nord stream — 2”. Swiss Allseas engaged in the laying of the pipeline, the work was stopped.

Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak in December 2019 reported that the use of the laying vessel “Akademik Chersky” is one of the options for completion of the project, but it will take some time for additional preparation of the vessel.