"As you are aware, the United States strongly opposes Nord Stream 2… The pipeline poses serious geopolitical consequences to our European allies and partners. Our concerns are widely shared. Eastern European members of the EU, many governments in Western Europe and Canada are all opposed to the project. These partners share our deep concerns about Russia's increasingly aggressive behavior, especially Moscow’s use of energy resources as political and economic leverage," the ambassador's letter, photocopy of which was published by the newspaper, says.
The publication believes that such letters were sent to a number of companies that saw them as pressure.
The letter should not be perceived as a threat, but as a clear expression of US policy, the ambassador’s spokesperson told the publication, commenting on the issue.
The United States has been strongly opposing this project. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in this regard that US President Donald Trump was pursuing the interests of US business in the supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe.