German authorities doubt that the US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline comply with international law, German government's Spokesperson Steffen Seibert said,
The government has serious doubts about the compliance of such extraterritorial sanctions with international law. We will study and evaluate this report in detail, the politician said at the briefing.
The German Cabinet of Ministers will study the necessary information and will give an official response.
The Nord Stream 2 project envisages two pipeline strings with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters a year. They will extend from the Russian coasts via the Baltic Sea into Germany.
Communications will also pass via Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. Gazprom’s European partners are German Uniper and Wintershall, Austrian OMV, French Engie, and Anglo-Dutch Shell. The active opponents of Nord Stream 2 are the US, which promotes its liquefied natural gas, Ukraine, and several European countries.
NEWS.ru reported earlier that the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier spoke out against stopping the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline due to the situation with opposition leader Alexei Navalny.