German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project will be implemented, the only question is when.
According to RIA Novosti, in an interview with the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland media group, Maas said that the United States is exercising its right to an independent energy policy and Germany is doing the same. According to the Foreign Minister, Germany itself makes decisions on energy policy and energy supply in Europe.
Earlier, Heiko Maas discussed the situation around the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. According to Lavrov, the focus of the conversation was on the completion of the construction project, given the unprecedented sanctions pressure from the United States.
Recall that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is supposed to deliver up to 55 billion cubic meters of gas a year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The United States is actively opposing the project. At the end of last year, due to US sanctions, the Swiss company Allseas stopped work on the construction of Nord Stream 2 and took away its pipe-laying vessels.
Now the completion of the construction of the gas pipeline is again called into question due to the sanctions that the EU imposed on Russia due to the situation with Alexei Navalny.