Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced the imposition of sanctions against Transadria and its Marlin vessel related to the construction of the gas pipeline. Washington calls Transadria a dummy Russian company
The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against Transadria and the Marlin vessel, which are involved in the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. This is reported on the agency's website.
According to the message, the Transadria organization was added to the SDN list (a US government sanctions/embargo measure directed against terrorists appointed by the US, officials and beneficiaries of certain authoritarian regimes and international criminals). Ltd, registered in Cyprus.
'The following vessel has been added to the SDN OFAC list: Marlin & mdash; Russian flagged naval support vessel & lt; … & gt; (associated with: Transadria Ltd) & raquo;, & mdash; added in the ministry.
In early November, a group of Republican senators proposed new sanctions against the pipeline. The initiative included an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal 2022.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced on November 23 the introduction of new sanctions against Transadria Ltd and two other vessels related to the construction of Nord Stream 2. On Protecting Europe's Energy Security '' (PEESA) sanctions, and its ship, the Marlin, is deemed to have been “ confiscated. '' The second ship at the State Department was not named. According to Bloomberg, Washington considers Transadria to be a dummy Russian company.
Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that Washington's actions are unacceptable and violate international law. He also called “ all attempts against Russian oil and gas exports to Europe '' example of unfair competition. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov previously said that the Kremlin considers it wrong and illegal to discuss sanctions against Nord Stream 2. against the background of attempts to establish a dialogue between Moscow and Washington.
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