Nord Stream 2, a project that is in a high degree of readiness.

This is a commercial project in which our foreign and European partners are primarily interested, "he said on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel.

Novak noted that the gas pipeline will provide a highly environmentally friendly energy source.

“I am sure that Nord Stream 2 will be completed, especially as measures are already being taken to complete it,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

According to Novak, the sanctions imposed on the project are detrimental to its implementation.

“It will be necessary to somehow adjust if such measures are taken by countries that are trying to stop the implementation of such projects.

There are such measures, we will continue to work, as we worked in these conditions, ”the official added.

Earlier, Reuters, citing sources in the administration of the current US President Donald Trump, reported that the United States was preparing an expanded package of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

Later, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that the sanctions against Nord Stream 2 could be called an open cowboy, raider attack.