He said this during his speech to the MEPs.

"Since we are talking about a private project, we can not interfere with the work of these companies, if the German government agrees with this," RIA Novosti quotes him.

Borrell also said that "the pipeline does not exclude and does not cancel the EU's aspirations for energy diversification."

Earlier, the United States imposed sanctions against the ship Fortuna, which laid the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.