US sanctions Russia ship over Nord Stream 2

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18 jan. 2021, 21.48

A Russian ship tasked with laying pipelines to complete construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be placed under sanctions by the US, German officials said Monday.

"This is the announcement of a sanction of a Russian ship. We take note of the announcement with regret," a ministry spokesman told AFP, confirming a report in the Handelsblatt newspaper that Washington would make the decision official on Tuesday.