U.S. senators demanded that the Mukran port operator stop supporting the construction of the Nord Stream – 2 (NS-2) gas pipeline, threatening “financial destruction”. This was announced on Thursday, August 6, by the German newspaper Handelsblatt.
“If you continue to provide goods, services and support to the Nord Stream – 2 project, you will destroy the future financial condition of your enterprise,” reads a letter from three U.S. senators, headed by Ted Cruise, which was in the possession of the newspaper.
The article notes that the port of Mukran serves as a logistical base for completing the pipeline. In total, about 160 km of pipeline have not yet been built. Most of it is located in Danish territorial waters, the smaller one – in German ones.
Two vessels flying the Russian flag “Fortuna” and “Academician Chersky”, which are to complete the pipeline, are also in Mukran, according to the newspaper. According to senators, the port has pipes for the pipeline and provisions for ships.
“Your delivery to “Fortuna” or “Academician Chersky” will entail sanctions at the moment when one of the two ships will lower the pipe for the construction of the pipeline “Nord Stream – 2,” said the senators.
At the same time, the company Nord Stream 2 – operator of “Nord Stream – 2” – reported that they are aware of the letter of the U.S. senators and noted that the sanctions would jeopardize investments of European companies.