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Kremlin calls U.S. sanctions on Nord Stream 2 'unfriendly and destructive' - Metro US

Kremlin calls U.S. sanctions on Nord Stream 2 ‘unfriendly and destructive’

Nord Stream 2 land fall facility in Lubmin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions targeting the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project were unfriendly and destructive.

The State Department said on Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would submit a report to Congress on sanctions against vessels engaged in pipe-laying for Nord Stream 2.

Construction of the 1,230-km Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany is almost complete, barring a roughly 120 km final stretch in Danish waters.

Work stopped in December after pipe-laying company Swiss-Dutch Allseas suspended operations because of U.S. sanctions targeting companies providing vessels.

(Reporting by Dmitry Antonov; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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