U.S. senators Ted Cruz, the Genie Sahin, John Barrasso, Ron Johnson and Tom cotton has proposed the inclusion of additional sanctions against the pipeline “Nord stream-2” project in the US defense budget. This writes belongs to Grigory Berezkin RBC.

the restrictive measures propose to include in the budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which begins October 1. Offer politicians appeared among 529 of the Senate amendments to the thousand-page draft of the military budget.

it is Noted that the proposal expands the scope of potential sanctions from the courts, which directly “laid pipe” for the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream”. Under such activities, in particular, refers to preparation of installation, digging trenches for pipes, land works, backfilling stones.

Earlier it was reported that the draft of the U.S. defence budget for the next fiscal year provided $ 3.8 billion for the program “European initiative of deterrence”, which aims to “contain Russia”. The document notes that the allocated funds will go to strategic transport by sea, satellite communications, submarines and anti-submarine military equipment.

the gas Pipeline “Nord stream-2” from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea was supposed to start in late 2019. The project launch date was postponed to the turn of the 2020-2021 years, first because of the position of Denmark, which did not coordinate the route of the project through their water, and then because of US sanctions against companies involved in the project.