U.S. Republican Senator Ted Cruz says Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will never be launched if the United States slaps new sanctions on the project.
In particular, the Republican noted that the second wave of restrictive measures was prepared “with surgical precision to prevent the completion of construction” of the pipeline. They affect the certification process and insurance companies.
The sanctions target “critical vulnerabilities without which the pipeline cannot be completed,” he said.
Cruz said Russia is spreading disinformation that the project’s completion was inevitable just as it did last year before the first round of sanctions.
“We know that they were wrong then. They are wrong now also. This project is not going to be completed,” he said.
The Senator added that this is a “definite signal” for all international investors.