Tyapkin noted that the timing of the project depends on many factors, including weather conditions, but Russian companies intend to fulfill their obligations.

“We still have no doubts about the successful implementation of Nord Stream 2, despite the increasing pressure of the US authorities on Gazprom’s Western European business partners.

Most recently, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the position of the German government in support of SP-2 remains unchanged.

This is what we proceed from, ”RIA Novosti quotes him.

Earlier, Reuters, citing sources, reported that the US State Department had warned a number of European companies that are helping in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline about the possible risk of sanctions.

The head of the German Bundestag Energy Committee Klaus Ernst said that Germany should not stop at creating an environmental fund in support of Nord Stream 2, but agree similar measures in the EU.

Vladislav Belov, head of the Center for German Studies at the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, in an interview with the Economics Segodnya FBA commented on the situation around Nord Stream 2.