According to RIA Novosti, the company's request will be considered on December 16, but the decision will be made later.

On December 6, Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced that work on laying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was near completion. As the president of Russia specified, its commissioning does not mean a refusal from gas transit through Ukraine.

On December 12, Dmitry Kuleba, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, said that the Ukrainian side hopes to halt the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline due to US sanctions.

The statement of the Ukrainian politician was based on media reports that the US House of Representatives supported the bill, which requires the administration of US leader Donald Trump to impose sanctions against Nord Stream 2.