US to impose new sanctions on Nord Stream 2.
The announcement was made in a statement by the Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken. The State Department had submitted a report to the US Congress listing two ships and the Russian-related company Transadria Ltd which are involved in the project. The report is submitted under the European Energy Security Protection Act 2019 (PEESA). “Transadria Ltd. will be subject to sanctions under PEESA, and its vessel Marlin will be identified as blocked property,” said Blinken. He stressed that in total, the US administration has already imposed sanctions on 8 people and identified 17 of their vessels as blocked property under PEESA in connection with Nord Stream-2.