Senator Alexei Pushkov called empty chatter and profanation of the statement of the head of intelligence and analysis company Stratfor George Friedman on "Nord stream — 2" and relations between Russia and Germany.

Previously the analyst said that Moscow and Berlin "flirting" with each other and try to combine "Russian gas and German technology" since 1871, however, one side supposedly all the while betraying another. In addition, he added that the construction of the pipeline "contradicts" the objectives of NATO.

"guff, covered with a geopolitical twist. Even listening to shame — including two world wars, when Germany and Russia both times fought with each other. This is not analysis, and the profanation", — wrote Pushkov in the Telegram.

Thus, according to the Senator, such a statement Friedman exposes "the old nightmare of the Anglo-Saxons," the Union of the two continental European giants in the face of Russia and Germany.

the Sanctions against "Nord stream — 2"

Washington opposes the project implementation "Nord stream -2" because trying to impose Europe deliveries of its liquefied natural gas. In December, the United States adopted the defense budget, involving sanctions against companies involved in the gas pipeline, from-for what from the works of the Swiss Allseas refused.

In response the Russian side expressed the ability to complete the construction efforts pipelayer "academic left", who arrived in the German port of Mukran in may.

However, since the work is carried out in an area where during the Second world war have flooded many mines and ammunition, the Russian ships required special permission, since the work on them is impossible without at anchor. In early July, the Danish government was allowed to complete the project ships with the anchor positioning.

Thus on 23 July, the U.S. Senate approved the defense budget for next year. It provides for the introduction of new sanctions against "Nord stream — 2". Existing restrictions apply to organizations that are engaged in pipe-laying, and involved insurance companies.