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Jan 24, 2021
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Risks of stopping Nord Stream 2 assessed in Germany

The shutdown of the Nord Stream 2 project at the stage when it is almost completed is threatened with legal proceedings. This opinion was expressed in an interview with the RND media group by the Minister of the Environment and Nuclear Safety of Germany Svenja Schulze.

The head of the German department recalled that the decision to lay the gas pipeline was made many years ago. To date, work on the construction of SP-2 is almost completed, this project, as noted by Schulze, has already “received permits in accordance with the principles of the rule of law.”

“If we stopped the project now, we would have caused enough harm, casting doubt on the reliability of decisions made on the basis of the rule of law, and, probably, would have faced legal proceedings,” the minister is convinced.

Meanwhile, US officials this week announced they are expanding sanctions against Russia. The new restrictions included the Russian pipelayer Fortuna, which is involved in the implementation of Nord Stream 2, as well as the Rustanker company and the tankers Maxim Gorky and Sierra.

Earlier, experts said that attempts by the West to prevent the completion of the project would not lead to the disruption of its construction.

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