Re: В Совфеде предложили создать общую систему оплаты труда учителей
By lifting sanctions on the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the United States sent a "conciliatory signal" to Russia on the eve of a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. This is how Washington's decision was explained by a former diplomat and professor at the Catholic University of America, Michael Kimmage, in a conversation with Lenta.ru".
At the same time, Kimmage recalled that the United States plans to impose sanctions against Russian ships and legal entities associated with the construction of the gas pipeline. "So it cannot be said that the United States has made a 180-degree turn on this issue. But I think it is very significant that this decision [to lift sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG] was made on the eve of the meeting between Lavrov and Blinken," the expert stressed.
The US refusal of restrictions against the operator of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline was reported on the eve of May 19. The text of the report, which was quoted by Bloomberg, said that the gas pipeline is an activity that could be sanctioned, but the administration of US President Joe Biden decided not to do this.
Later, the US State Department confirmed the rejection of sanctions against the pipeline. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stressed that it is in the US national interest to suspend the implementation of sanctions against Nord Stream 2 AG, its head Matthias Warnig and corporate employees of Nord Stream 2 AG. At the same time, the statement of the foreign Minister stressed that the United States will continue to firmly oppose the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.
Our partners for May 20: