He noted that these measures will not stop the construction of the gas pipeline and will not change the policy of Moscow, but will only contribute to the strengthening of relations between Russia and China.
At the same time, according to the American politician, the United States should support the Nord Stream 2 project, if they are really interested in reducing Russia's influence in Europe.
“Nord Stream 2” increases Russia's dependence on Europe much more than Europe does on Russia ... Nord Stream 2 will function for many decades, linking Russia with obligations to supply gas to Europe, ”the article says.
According to the author, Russia in the coming years will face increasing competition from other producers and the share of Russian gas to Europe will decrease.
Rumer stressed that “Nord Stream - 2” is “not so bad”, as it seems to US senators.
It became known earlier that the Senate Committee on International Affairs of the United States voted in favor of sanctions against legal entities and individuals involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
To enter into force, the bill must approve the House of Representatives and the US Senate, as well as the American leader Donald Trump.
The Russian Foreign Ministry called the US bill on sanctions against Nord Stream-2 a new round of Russophobia.