Berlin has done everything to launch Nord Stream 2, said Klaus Ernst, head of the Committee for Economics and Energy of the German Bundestag.
“I firmly believe that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be completed. Our government and the government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have done everything possible for this. At the level of the Bundestag of the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal government, we also clearly resisted illegal US sanctions, “RIA Novosti quotes Ernst as saying.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden refused to impose new sanctions against the operator of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, because the project is almost complete and such a step would damage relations between the United States and Europe.
The United States has consistently imposed sanctions against companies participating in the project, which is why at least 18 of them refused to participate in the construction. In the United States, the project is regarded as a “threat to the energy security” of Europe. Germany, where the US sanctions have been repeatedly called interference in the country’s internal affairs, advocated the completion of work on the construction of the gas pipeline.
Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, bypassing the Baltic states and Poland. The gas pipeline’s capacity is estimated at 55 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year. Earlier, Nord Stream 2 AG announced that the pipeline was 95% ready as of March 31. Its construction is scheduled for completion this year.