The majority of German citizens believes is correct and necessary construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” (Nord Stream 2). Almost 66% of the respondents of the research Institute Forsa support the plans of construction, as the pipeline will allow “to make the supply of German gas safer and more reliable”.
About 23% of respondents oppose the construction of the pipeline because they believe that Germany’s dependence on Russia will increase, reports “Interfax”.
However, 84% of respondents considered “absolutely incorrect” statements of the President of the United States Donald trump that Germany after the construction of the pipeline the pipes will be under full Russian control. Among the supporters of the right-wing party “Alternative for Germany” with the statements trump agrees only 28% of German citizens.
Trump previously called Germany a hostage to Russia. “I believe that Germany is hostage to Russia, because Germany gets so much energy from Russia,” – said the American President.
The majority of German citizens believes that the construction of the pipeline right decision and doubts that Germany will be able to fully meet the energy demand with renewable sources such as sun, wind and water.
The survey was conducted July 19-20 for ordering media group “RTL” for the program RTL/n-tv-Trendbarometer, the survey polled 1004 of the person, the statistical error is 3%.
Nord Stream AG has received 2 March permit for the construction and operation of the gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) Germany. In January a permit for the construction of the offshore section of the pipeline “Nord stream 2” in German territorial waters (within 12 nautical miles) and land area of the country.
“Nord stream-2” will pass under the Baltic sea from coast of Russia to the German coast, the length of the pipe will be about 1.2 thousand km, the capacity of the pipeline will be 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
The project cost is estimated at 10 billion euros. The project participants are Gazprom (51%), Engie, OMV, Shell, BASF and Uniper.
The U.S. Congress extended the ban on cooperation with Russia in the military sphere
The U.S. Congress adopted the decision on the extension of the ban on cooperation of the Pentagon and the Russian defense Ministry until 2019.
This is stated in the report of the Committee for the defense of the United States.
It is important that the prohibition does not apply to the cooperation of American and Russian troops, whose Association is aimed at “reducing the risk of armed clashes”.
“The Committee recommends continuation in the 2019 financial year ban on the funding of military cooperation between the US and Russia, with the exception of certain orders of the head of the Pentagon or compelling circumstances. Restrictions do not apply to contacts the military of the two countries aimed at reducing the risk of armed clashes”, – the document says.
In addition, DoD recommended to prohibit the use of funds that can facilitate any action, which will focus on the recognition of Russian Crimea.
The United States hopes for nuclear disarmament of the DPRK for 2.5 years
The United States hopes to achieve “serious disarmament” of North Korea over the next 2.5 years, said US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, trying to give assurances after the summit this week that North Korea will ultimately abandon its nuclear weapons.
The President of the United States Donald trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN in Singapore on June 12, after releasing the joint statement in which the heads of state confirmed their commitment to the DPRK’s “commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” and Washington provided Pyongyang with security guarantees.
But in a brief document the historic meeting of the two leaders didn’t have any details on when Pyongyang will give up its program of developing nuclear weapons, or about how you can verify the dismantling of nuclear test sites.
Pompeo visited the capital of South Korea to brief officials on the results and conclusions after the summit. Speaking to a small group of journalists and answering the question of whether he wants to achieve complete nuclear disarmament of North Korea during the current presidential term, trump, which ends on January 20, 2021, Pompeo responded:
“Oh, Yes, the full (nuclear disarmament). Absolutely… you used the term “major, major disarmament”, something like that? We hope that we will be able to achieve this in two and a half years”, – said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the United States.
“I’m sure they understand that there will be a deep inspection,” said U.S. Secretary of state Pompeo. He added that the original agreement between trump and Kim did not cover everything that was agreed upon by both parties.