“The necessary commissioning works will be carried out within the next few months,” the company said in a statement to RIA Novosti.

Earlier, Nord Stream 2 AG reported that start-up and commissioning works to fill the first string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with gas will begin on June 11.

On June 4, Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced the completion of pipe-laying for the first string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

The head of the Austrian company OMV Rainer Seele said that the second line had to be completed “just over 50 km”.

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