“It is also the reason, of course, the energy cooperation between Russia and the countries of Europe, which, like a bone in the throat, is stuck in Washington, which needs to win back another market, and even more so such as the gas market,” Zakharova said at a briefing.

According to her, the destabilization of the situation in Ukraine, through which Russian gas went, was beneficial to the United States for "all these years."

Zakharova also noted that the United States tried in every possible way to slow down Nord Stream 2 and prevent it from appearing.

The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman added that the United States is trying to come up with some kind of Russian threat in order to impose even more sanctions and get more arguments in order to “scare Europeans with the prospect of not receiving energy resources” from Russia.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline today could stabilize the situation on the European gas market.

In his opinion, the use of 55 billion cubic meters.

m of gas from the Russian gas pipeline to generate electricity instead of coal will allow the EU to reduce total CO₂ emissions by 14%.

Igor Ananskikh, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Energy, commented on Novak's statement in an interview with RT.

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