19:36 GMT28 February 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States imposed sanctions on the Russian pipe-laying vessel Fortuna and its owner KVT-Rus for building the Nord Stream 2 gas-exporting route, the US Department of Treasury said on Tuesday.

    “The following vessels have been added to OFAC's SDN [The Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals] List ... FORTUNA (UBDP8) Russia flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8674156,” the statement said.

    The Treasury said it also imposed sanctions on the limited liability company KVT-Rus, which owns the vessel.

    Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction
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    Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction

    The Treasury Department has also imposed Venezuela-related sanctions on the Russian oil tanker Maksim Gorki, Rustanker and oil products tanker Sierra linked to it.

    "The following vessels have been added to OFAC's SDN [Specially Designated Nationals] List... MAKSIM GORKY (f.k.a. MAXIMO GORKI) Crude Oil Tanker Russia flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9590008 (vessel) [VENEZUELA-EO13850] (Linked To: INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LOS ESPACIOS ACUATICOS E INSULARES)," the statement said.

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    US sanctions, Nord Stream 2, Venezuela, Russia, US
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