It is reported by TASS.

“Regarding Nord Stream 2 and a number of other issues that have been preserved, in my opinion, and they, of course, do not leave a positive imprint on the development of the situation. Unfortunately, protectionist measures survived even during the crisis, ”Novak said at the online conference“ COVID-19: Accelerate the Transition to the Energy of the Future for All. ”

According to him, this “does not play quite positively in order to jointly take efforts to restore the global economy” and develop market instruments.

Earlier, the head of the German Bundestag committee on energy, Klaus Ernst, proposed introducing similar measures against US senators who advocate sanctions against Nord Stream 2.

He added that in this case it is not about the economy, but about German sovereignty.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said US sanctions do not change Germany’s position on Nord Stream 2.