Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline raises intelligence concerns say US

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For this, the US President promised Berlin to start a discussion on a new "trade deal" between the US and the EU. He also would like to get the best possibilities of access of companies from America to the European market, and from June 1, the US plans to introduce high customs duties on aluminium and steel from the EU.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today (10 April) that plans for a controversial second underwater pipeline to bring gas from Russian Federation could not go forward without Ukrainian involvement in overland transit.

A pipeline project between Russian Federation and Germany risks triggering US sanctions because of security concerns, a senior American diplomat said Thursday.

The Nord Stream 2 project has said it will tap banks for financing in the fourth quarter of 2018 or early next year.

The gas pipeline project, sharply criticized Ukraine and Central European countries, who believe that its implementation will lead to the actual destruction of the Ukrainian gas transport system.

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As with Russia's existing Nord Stream pipeline, the route bypasses not only Ukraine, but also the Baltic states and Poland - and is seen as a "political project" rather than an economic one. The only shareholder of the latter is Gazprom.

2 Nord stream will pass along the Nord stream gas pipeline under the Baltic sea to the German city of Greifswald to minimize gas flow through Ukraine.

The President of the United States Donald trump tried to convince Germany to abandon the project "Nord stream-2".

The Thirsk and Malton MP said: "Despite the fact oil and gas exports make up 70% of Russia's worldwide trade, these are not now covered under the European Union sanction regime due to the high reliance of the European Union on Russian gas exports".

Nord Stream said Germany and Finland have granted all the necessary permits for the construction and operation of the pipeline. In this regard, Russian Federation was forced to develop an alternative route around the country.

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