“From the point of view of international trade law, the decision of the German authorities to freeze the process of certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is unacceptable and unworthy.

This is a classic example of using a commercial project as a political weapon against Russia,” RIA Novosti quotes Coronelli.

According to him, such actions cast doubt on Germany's reputation as a reliable economic partner.

As the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov said earlier, the hysterical reality has so far made it impossible to launch Nord Stream 2.

The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that Berlin's decision to terminate the certification of Nord Stream 2 for political reasons would result in irreversible damage to Russian-German relations.