Pipelayer Akademik Cherskiy left the completion zone of Nord Stream 2

The Russian pipelayer Akademik Cherskiy after a week in Danish economic waters, where the construction of the Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipeline is completed, leaves the territory of the pipeline. According to the data of the international positioning system of sea vessels, the ship goes to the east at full speed, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

The vessel does not indicate a specific port as the purpose of its passage, but the sea area ("offshore").

Akademik Cherskiy arrived in the area of ​​the highway on January 6.

We will remind, on January 2, the US Senate voted to adopt the FY 2021 defense budget, overcoming the veto of US President Donald Trump. The document envisages expanding sanctions against Nord Stream 2. The restrictions will include companies that facilitate the “sale, lease or provision of pipe-laying vessels for the construction” of gas pipelines, as well as firms that provide services, funds for the modernisation or installation of equipment on vessels for laying gas pipelines.        

Tags: Nord Stream 2, RF, sanctions, foreign affairs, Ukraine, pipeline, Germany, gas supplies, the US Senate, infrastructure

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