This was reported by TASS with reference to the chairman of Shell in Russia Cederic Kremers.
“We believe that this project is very important for energy security in Europe. We believe that pipeline transport has advantages, so we support the project, ”he said.
Kremers added that the sanctions imposed by the United States affect Nord Stream 2 and "are the reason that the project may indeed be delayed for some time."
Previously acting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said US attempts to hinder the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project, contrary to EU countries, are a glaring example of unfair competition.
At the end of 2019, Washington announced sanctions against Nord Stream 2. The Swiss company Allseas then suspended work on the project.