the Government of Angela Merkel must take a proactive approach to protect the “Nord stream-2” from the US attacks, said the head of the Bundestag Committee for economic Affairs and energy of Klaus Ernst. His words leads TASS.

“I urge the German government to summon the US Ambassador. You need to threaten effective responses and when circumstances take them, for example, introducing punitive duties on U.S. LNG,” said the MP, commenting on the threat of U.S. senators to impose sanctions against the operator of the German port of Mukran, which holds the pipes to complete the construction of the pipeline.

According to him, the move of the U.S. lawmakers, “it is impossible to surpass in impudence”. “The behavior of the three senators shows that the previous protests of the German government do not act”, – said Ernst.