"The topic has been designated, at least there will be a discussion," he told TASS.

According to him, the voting will take place if the regional government submits an application.

The fund, which the local media reported in December, aims to help German companies bypass US sanctions.

It is assumed that it will make it possible to classify SP-2 as "one of the most important components for environmental protection." 

At the end of 2020, Nord Stream 2 announced that the work on laying the gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Germany had been completed.