OREANDA-NEWS. Washington, having introduced new sanctions related to Nord Stream 2 at the time of the energy crisis, does not take into account the opinion of Europe, says Lev Sokolschik, research fellow at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the Higher School of Economics.

The US State Department previously announced new restrictive measures against two vessels and one Russian-related company involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

The expert noted that, despite a certain warming, at least at the dialogue level between the Russian Federation and the United States - Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden met in Geneva, a new summit is being prepared, a selective dialogue is underway on certain topics, including strategic stability, the green agenda, cybersecurity - the sanctions policy will not go anywhere.

"Because this is one of the most important instruments of US foreign policy in general. Biden places particular emphasis on the sanctions policy. As for Nord Stream 2, even after the talks in Geneva, at which certain agreements were reached on dialogue, strategic stability, literally on The next day, Secretary of State Blinken said that the United States would not abandon its sanctions policy, including on Nord Stream 2 and this direction, "Sokolschik told RIA Novosti.

Commenting on the fact that the United States imposed sanctions at the time of the energy crisis in Europe, the expert said that American actions in general show that Washington is not going to reckon with anyone.