“In light of the fact that all permits were issued in accordance with the law and the project has already been completed by more than 90%, I proceed from the fact that the complaint has no chance of success,” the TASS deputy is quoted as saying.

Earlier, DUH challenged in court the issuance of a permit to put the gas pipeline into operation.

Environmentalists are seeking re-examination of the application by the Stralsund Mining Authority. They argue that the decision did not take into account "new scientific evidence of uncontrolled methane leaks."

Nord Stream 2 AG announced that it has taken note and will evaluate the claim.