He said that "the expectations for Nord Stream 2 are as follows: an independent operator should be created in Germany, which will take over the management of the German section of the gas pipeline, and then the certification of the route will continue."

"The timing will probably change, but we hope that the parameters that were previously designated accordingly (namely, spring) will remain in effect, and then the issue will be referred to the European Commission," RIA Novosti Krasnitsky 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.