«Nord stream-2» will be realized even with the imposition of sanctions, said Novak

© RIA Novosti / Nord Stream 2 / Axel to Setparity in fotosencibilization the ship Solitaire is preparing to start work on laying of gas pipeline Nord Stream — 2 in the Baltic sea. Archival photo«Nord stream-2» will be realized even with the imposition of sanctions, said Novak© RIA Novosti / Nord Stream 2 / Axel to Midpalate the image Bank

The project «Northern stream-2» is implemented, even if the United States will impose sanctions against its members, told journalists the Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.

«We hope that sanctions will not. If this happens, the project will still be implemented — where the styling has already begun… all laid parameters and in accordance with the calendar plan of works — the present time — the end of 2019, it is absolutely the plan,» said Novak.

The project «Northern stream-2» involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The new pipeline is planned to be build next to the existing «Northern stream». It will pass through the territorial sea or the exclusive economic zone of the countries located along the shores of the Baltic sea — Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Construction completion is scheduled for late 2019.

Against the implementation of the «Nord stream-2» is the number of countries, in particular Ukraine, which fears to lose the income from the transit of Russian gas, and the United States with ambitious plans for exports to Europe of its LNG. In addition, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland jointly stated that they do not approve of the construction. Their leaders believe that it is a political project.

Representatives of the U.S. government, in turn, has repeatedly stated that they intend to oppose the implementation of the «Nord stream-2». Sounded statements about the possibility of sanctions against the participants of the project.«Nord stream-2» will be realized even with the imposition of sanctions, said Novak«Nord stream – 2»

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