US announces sanctions against Fortuna ship involved in Nord Stream 2 pipeline works

US government plans to impose sanctions on Russian ship Fortuna on Tuesday for involvement in work on the Baltic Sea’s North Stream 2 pipeline, he reports dpa.

The US embassy in Berlin informed the German federal government about the move on Monday, according to a spokeswoman for the Federal Ministry of Economy. “It simply came to our notice thenShe said.

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is scheduled to double the amount of Russian natural gas transported to Germany through the Baltic Sea, in order to provide the country with accessible energy as it gradually eliminates coal and nuclear energy.

However, the United States under President Donald Trump has argued that the pipeline will increase Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas.

Until now, the US government had only threatened sanctions for the controversial pipeline, but had not yet imposed any. With the new punitive measures, the Trump administration wants to implement the threat shortly before the president’s term ends on Wednesday.

Due to threats of sanctions, a Swiss company decided to remove its special ship from the area at the end of 2019. As a result, Nord Stream 2 had to bring in another type of ship, Fortuna, which is being moved or kept in place by other ships, which require a new permit.

Fortuna left the German port city of Wismar on Thursday and was located in the Baltic Sea near Rostock until early Friday, according to

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