US lawmakers urged to expand sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Members of the Ukrainian Caucus of Congress have called on congressional leaders to include a bill expanding sanctions against a Russian pipeline to transport natural gas to Europe into the National Defense Appropriations Act 2021.

The European Energy Security Clarification Act (PEESCA) is expected to expand the range of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany to cover any person or organization providing insurance services. and welding within the project.

“We urge you to include PEESCA in the final version of the National Defense Appropriation Act for FY2021. This will not only strengthen European energy security and US national security, but also demonstrate a strong US commitment to a democratic future for Ukraine, free from harmful Russian influence, ”the letter says.

The letter was signed by four co-chairs of the Ukrainian Caucus – Democrats Marcy Kaptur and Mike Quigley and Republicans Brian Fitzpatrick and Andy Harris.

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