The European Union believes that the sanctions against Nord Stream 2 will hit Europe
Should not impose sanctions that will hit Europe and Germany, said the foreign ministers of the EU countries.
The foreign ministers of the EU member states refused to discuss the issue of introducing a ban on the construction of the gas pipeline to their colleague from Sweden, Ann Linde Nord Stream 2… The minister announced this in an interview with TT agency, published on Monday, February 22.
According to Linde, she proposed to the ministers to include the ban on the SP-2 project in the EU sanctions package against Russia for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, since this is the position of Sweden.
“Several countries have indicated that they consider this inappropriate, since we are talking about energy issues, and should not be subject to sanctions, as someone said, 150 European companies and impose sanctions that will hit Europe and Germany,” said the Swedish Foreign Minister.
At the same time, Linde approved the participation of the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in the online meeting.
“This is wonderful – an experienced foreign minister who knows the EU and Europe, who participated in the negotiations on the agreement with Iran and who has repeatedly stated:“ This is difficult, there are no easy solutions, ”she said.
We will remind, on the eve it became known that the EU, no later than a week later, will impose sanctions against the citizens of the Russian Federation responsible for the arrest, indictment and sentence to Navalny.
Moscow declared that it was disappointed with such a decision of the Union and that another opportunity to rethink the EU’s course towards Russia was missed.
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