Russia accuses Trump of trying to woo EU into buying US LNG

Donald Trump saying Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they will be getting from 60 to 70% of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline

Five European companies have been involved in Nord Stream 2 - Wintershall and Uniper from Germany, OMV from Austria, Anglo-Dutch Shell and Engie from France.

Why did Donald Trump Slam Germany at The NATO Summit?

Since his arrival on Tuesday to Brussels for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, Trump has already criticized several times those members of the Alliance who participate in the Nord Stream 2 project.

He recalled that the Russian side has repeatedly pointed out that "Nord stream - 2" is a purely commercial project.

Trump praised Poland, noting that the Eastern European country "won't accept the (Russian) gas".

"I have to say, I think it's very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia, where you're supposed to be guarding against Russia, and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia", he said. The German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (Ostausschuss), which unites members accounting for about a fifth of the country's total foreign trade, has accused the USA of trying to interfere in Germany's foreign affairs.

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Canada also said it had doubts about the Nord Stream 2 project that would be used to export gas to Germany.

"The question is what happens to Germany's gas imports when the Netherlands stops exporting its gas".

According to the UralSib expert, the situation that Trump described at the meeting with Stoltenberg on July 11, where Russian Federation contributes 60 to 70% of Germany's presumably gas imports, is only hypothetical. There will be terminals built in Germany or there will be pipelines built from Belgian and Dutch terminals - that's also possible.

Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic has informed the U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry about the proposal of the EC for correcting the EU gas directive in connection with the discussions on Nord Stream 2.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Trump's remarks showed the U.S. was eyeing to scuttle Russia's gas supplies to Europe to push its own energy sector, the report said.

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