OREANDA-NEWS. A bill on the expansion of sanctions against the construction of the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, connecting Russia and Western Europe, has been submitted to the US Senate for consideration. The document was prepared by senators Ted Cruz, Jeanne Shaheen, Tom Cotton, Ron Johnson, and John Barrasso.

“The new legislation clarifies that US sanctions related to Nord Stream 2 apply to vessels engaged in all pipe laying activities, as well as to those who facilitate providing those vessels, as well as to those who provide insurance, port facilities, or tethering services for those vessels, and ultimately to any company that provides certification for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to begin operations,” the statement published on Barrasso’s Internet site says.

Earlier, Bloomberg agency reported of a possibility of imposing new sanctions. Senator Cruz told that Nord Stream 2 is a threat to the national security of the USA. Senator Shaheen added that the pipeline for the transit of Russian gas threatens Ukraine and Europe’s independence in the sphere of energy.