The Kremlin reacted to anti-Russian statements of trump

Lester Mason
July 13, 2018

"We have been clear that firms working in the Russian energy export pipeline sector are engaging in a line of business that carries sanctions risk", said a spokesman for the US State Department.

But more than half of USA exports go to just three countries - Mexico, South Korea, and China - and the European Commission says less than one percent of Europe's gas come from America. On Wednesday, Trump criticized Germany for being what he called a captive of Russian energy.

"Nord stream-2", which may not happen if the Europeans will take a rational position in the United States, and common sense will prevail. I think it's very bad for Germany.

"We're protecting Germany, we're protecting France, we're protecting all these countries (via Nato)". The Kremlin is confident that Nord Stream 2 will not make Germany dependent on Russian Federation. It's going nearly stop exporting gas 10 years from now.

"As far as, say, the organization of various attacks on this commercial project, we said earlier that we thought it was a manifestation of unfair competition", he added.

"When it comes to Nord Stream, Canada has significant concerns about the project", she said.

"As for Germany's dependence (on Russia) as a major gas buyer we can not agree with this premise", Peskov told reporters on a conference call. There will be terminals built in Germany or there will be pipelines built from Belgian and Dutch terminals - that's also possible.

The Nord Stream and Turk Stream developments are controversial because they will connect Russian gas fields to the central European market, bypassing neighbors like Ukraine.

"Germany is totally controlled by Russian Federation because they will be getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from Russian Federation with a new pipeline", Trump said on the first day of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.

Constructive and stable cooperation between Russia and Ukraine in the field of energy is of utmost importance for both countries and the European Union, Šefčovič said ahead of the meeting, while stressing that the need for a continued, long-term transit of Russian gas through Ukraine to the European Union in a reliable, commercially viable way is indispensable.

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