“I believe that if Nord Stream 2 is stopped, the cost of gas in Europe will increase significantly.

Thus, Germany will undermine its economy.

Stopping the project will certainly have a negative impact on the economies of those European countries that depend on natural gas supplies,” the deputy said.

He noted that it is impossible to replace the required volume of pipeline gas with US liquefied gas in the shortest possible time.

“In the absence of Nord Stream 2, the price of LNG that the United States can supply will certainly be higher.

That is, it plays into the hands of the United States, but in no way brings benefits to European countries and Germany in particular, ”Gladkikh added.

Earlier, the head of the German Ministry of Economy, Habek, said that Berlin is in coordination with European and American partners on the issue of stopping the Nord Stream 2 project.

According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline today can stabilize the situation on the European gas market.