U.S. Congress Upholds Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2
The next step would be the Senate vote for sanctions next week
The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress voted for the bill on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020, which also provides for sanctions against companies that provide for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
“The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress has just overwhelmingly (377 against 48) supported the draft of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. In addition to the decision to provide $300 million military aid to Ukraine, the document also contains mandatory sanctions against companies involved in the construction of Nord Stream 2,” CEO of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, Andriy Kobolyev wrote on Facebook.
Kobolyev said the next steps would be the vote in the U.S. Senate next week, its enacting by U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as its implementation.