Worried that Russia is getting stronger, the US again imposes sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

The United States (US) on Monday (22/11) re-imposed new sanctions against companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which is a controversial Russian and German project. Politik Rusia

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the latest sanctions would be directed at shipping company Transadria Ltd and its ship, Merlin. This means eight people or entities and 17 vessels are now subject to sanctions. Berita politik dan ekonomi Rusia

What are the sanctions like?
Despite Republican pressure, the Biden administration has yet to impose sanctions on the main company working on the gas pipeline. Biden also insisted on the importance of working with their main ally, Germany.

The sanctions against Transadria were imposed as part of a report that needs to be submitted to Congress to take action against the pipeline. Ekonomi Rusia

So far the US, Ukraine and several European Union countries have voiced their concerns that Nord Stream 2 will increase Russia’s influence in regional politics and pose a risk to Europe’s energy security. Politik Indonesia

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