“The commissioning of new infrastructure, including the constructed Nord Stream 2, is undoubtedly one of the factors that can help to cope with this situation faster,” he said in the Moscow.


Putin "on the TV channel" Russia 1 ".

Earlier, Alexander Novak, explaining the reasons for the rise in gas prices in Europe, recalled that prices are influenced by a number of speculative factors when traders "accelerate" them.

Moreover, LNG supplies to Europe decreased because suppliers were able to achieve higher prices in Asian countries and instead of Europe began to supply it there, he said.

Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed the opinion that an increase in supplies via the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline could reduce tensions on the European gas market.