“This (the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. -


) is needed primarily by European consumers, rather than even Russia itself.

We will find where and how to sell gas, if we hypothetically imagine that there will be no Nord Stream 2,” Chizhov said.

Deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Pankin assured earlier that Russia is not interested in the gas crisis in the EU.

The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, during a press conference in the United States, noted that the European Union does not believe in the possibility of a complete cessation of gas supplies from Russia.