Operator «Nord stream — 2» stated that the project does not depend on politics

© Photo : Nord Stream 2Отгрузка of pipes for the construction of the pipeline Nord stream-2. Archive photoOperator «Nord stream — 2» stated that the project does not depend on politics© Photo : Nord Stream 2

The implementation of the «Nord stream-2» is in the process of obtaining permits in accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the EU and the countries through which the pipeline will pass, and does not depend on policy, told RIA Novosti the representative of the company-the operator of project Nord Stream AG 2.

«The implementation of our project is not affected by political sentiment, and is in the framework of the comprehensive permitting process, following a clearly defined legal requirements, which are based on EU legislation and countries and also on international conventions. Therefore, we do not participate in political speculation. 2 Nord Stream is a commercial project with five investors from the EU,» he said.

On Wednesday, the US President Donald trump said that Germany is fully controlled by Russia over gas supplies. He thinks it’s absolutely unacceptable that Germany pays billions for Russian gas and plans to build a new pipeline, while the United States needs to defend it as a NATO ally, spending on defence disproportionately Berlin.

«Nord stream-2» involves the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The United States opposes this project. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in this regard, said that trump has the interests of American business in the supply of LNG to Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel for its part has repeatedly said that Berlin considers the project «Northern stream-2» commercial, however, it linked its implementation with the preservation of Russian gas transit through Ukraine.

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