“I think it will affect not the project itself, but those bureaucratic procedures.

I hope that it is positive, that is, they will be accelerated.

Although, as you understand, there are many in the EU who see the Kremlin's hand in the rise in world gas prices and an attempt to impose Nord Stream 2 in this way, ”he said on the Russia 24 TV channel.

Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov commented on the situation with the rise in gas prices in Europe.

Peskov noted that "undoubtedly, the earliest possible commissioning of Nord Stream 2 will substantially balance the price parameters for natural gas in Europe, including on the spot market."

On September 15, the price of gas on the European futures market for the first time in history exceeded $ 950 per 1,000 cubic meters.