“In any case, I don’t think the Russians will force us to change our position on Nord Stream 2.

Anyone who demands this should be aware of the consequences, "TASS quotes him.

As the minister stressed, "more than 100 companies from 12 European countries are participating in the construction of the gas pipeline."

Separately, he noted that about half of these companies are from Germany.

“Now, narrowing the discussion down to the Nord Stream 2 topic is not the case,” added Maas.

Earlier, the vice-president of the German Bundestag, Wolfgang Kubicky, assessed the possibility of stopping the Nord Stream 2 project.

In August, Stanislav Mitrakhovich, a leading expert of the National Energy Security Fund, lecturer at the Financial University under the Government of Russia, in an interview with FBA "Economics Today" commented on the situation around Nord Stream 2.