“We, as a responsible state, have always fulfilled and will continue to fulfill all contracts, all agreements on gas supplies.

But, you see, the winter can be harsh, and the demand for gas supplies to Europe may increase.

And, of course, having such a reliable gas supply channel as Nord Stream, one can only dream of this, "RIA Novosti Matvienko quotes.

Earlier, the German regulator suspended the certification of Nord Stream 2 AG as an independent operator of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

On November 16, it became known that Nord Stream 2 AG decided to establish a subsidiary in Germany in order to meet the country's requirements for certification of the German section of the pipeline.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, answering a question about the timing of the start of gas supplies via Nord Stream 2, taking into account the suspension of certification, urged not to guess.