“I want to make it clear: we are not excluding anything.

All (sanction options. -


) are being considered, ”she said on CNN in response to a question about the possibility of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Ursula von der Leyen also warned that Russia would face "large-scale consequences and cruel costs" if the situation around Ukraine escalated.

Earlier, German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock said that the EU sanctions, which he is preparing against Russia in the event of "aggression" against Ukraine, may include the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Energy Igor Ananskikh, in an interview with RT, expressed the opinion that possible sanctions against Nord Stream 2, which are discussed in the German Foreign Ministry, will hit primarily the economy of Europe and Germany itself.

In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian troops were deployed on the territory of the country and did not threaten anyone.

The Kremlin emphasized that Russia was not going to attack anyone.