The Upper House of Congress has included a section on additional sanctions in the draft national defense budget.
The US Senate added a part to the draft national defense budget about introducing additional sanctions against the Russian Nord Stream gas pipeline – 2. This was announced on Tuesday evening, June 30, by Republican Congressman Steve Womack on Twitter.
Vomak noted that he was proud to be a co-author of sanctions to stop the construction of the Nord Stream – 2.
He said the Kremlin wants to use the gas pipeline as an instrument of coercion and increase dependence on Russian gas.
“Putin wants to use the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline as an instrument of coercion. He wants to undermine our allies in Ukraine and Poland and increase dependence on Russian gas. I am proud to be a co-author of sanctions aimed at stopping its construction,” Vomak wrote.
He also added that he “applauds the Senate” for including these sanctions in the draft national defense budget.
It was previously reported that proposals for sanctions on the Nord Stream-2 have been submitted to Congress.
Recall, on June 4, a bill appeared in the US Senate to expand sanctions against Nord Stream-2. The sanctions are expected to affect companies that insure Russian vessels involved in the completion of the project and provide them with port services.
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