The Russian Ambassador to Germany, Sergei Netschajew, expects the coming federal government to stick to the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

“The project corresponds to the interests of the German economy and the population.

It guarantees energy security, ”said Netschajew the Berliner Zeitung.

In addition, it is a project of several European countries.

Natural gas supplies are “not a means of political pressure” for Russia, “but good business for everyone involved,” said Nechayev.

In an interview with the Funke media group on Wednesday, Annalena Baerbock, who is currently leading coalition negotiations with the SPD and the FDP, argued that Nord Stream 2 should not be given an operating license for the time being.

According to European energy law, the operator “must be different from the one who conducts the gas,” said Baerbock.

"As long as it is one and the same group, the operating license may not be issued." Baerbock accused Russia of playing a "poker game" with energy prices and warned: "We must not allow ourselves to be blackmailed."