"If we take exclusively the legal side, then this will not affect in any way, because in this case we are not talking about some law or paper binding on the authorities of the European Union and their countries, we are just talking about a political declaration," RIA Novosti expert.

On January 21, the deputies of the European Parliament by a majority vote adopted a resolution in connection with the arrest of Alexei Navalny in Russia.

According to the document, the parliamentarians demanded that the European Union "immediately impede the completion of the Nord Stream 2 project, as well as" sensibly strengthen "restrictive measures against Russia.

Earlier, Der Spiegel, referring to the draft resolution, reported that the European Parliament will require the European Union to stop the construction of Nord Stream 2 and impose sanctions against Russia because of the situation around Alexei Navalny.