24 countries of the European Union signed a protest note, which requires the United States to stop interfering in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, Ekonomichna Pravda reports.
“We can confirm that a demarche took place on August 12, and a note of protest against the US sanctions policy was sent to the State Department. 24 EU member states took part in the demarche,” a media quotes the European diplomat.
Although the construction of the gas pipeline between Russia and Germany has been criticized by many European countries, the European Union is now largely united in its opposition to US interference.
Only three countries did not join the protest note; it is still unknown who refused to sign the document.
“We are very concerned about the growing use of sanctions by the United States against European companies and interests. The European Union considers the extraterritorial application of sanctions to be a violation of international law,”said EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell.
The new sanctions will affect companies that will facilitate the sale, lease or provision of vessels for laying Nord Stream 2.
Earlier it was reported that German environmentalists were challenging the construction of Nord Stream 2 in court.
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