Kremlin says Nord Stream 2 is under 'unlawful' pressure from United States

Kremlin was closely watching developments over the Nord Stream 2 in order to ensure its completion

  

MOSCOW- The Russia-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is still under "unlawful" pressure from the United States, a Kremlin spokesman said on Tuesday.

Dmitry Peskov said on a daily conference call with reporters that the Kremlin was closely watching developments over the Nord Stream 2 in order to ensure its completion.

In the latest move to halt the project, the United States has informed Germany that it plans to impose sanctions on a Russian pipe-laying ship involved in construction of the pipeline from Russia to Germany, the German Economy Ministry said on Monday. 

(Reporting by Dmitry Antonov; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Jason Neely) ((vladimir.soldatkin@reuters.com; +7 495 775 12 42;))

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