Kremlin: Sanctions against Nord Stream 2 violate WTO normsStaff Writer | August 21, 2018
Sanctions the United States intends to introduce against participants in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project constitute violation of international trade norms and cannot be justified by any motives, press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said.
Russia The Nord Stream 2 is a purely commercial international project
"This is nothing short of that [violation] and they cannot be disguised by any other motives," TASS cited Peskov as saying.
It was reported earlier that U.S. senator John Barrasso submitted a bill to the U.S. Congress concerning sanctions against investors into Russian projects for exports of energy resources.
Experts explain such steps by the desire of the United States to push forward much more expensive liquefied natural gas to the European market. ■