The official representative of the Kremlin noted that Russia is regularly "threatened by someone."

“The commercial international project Nord Stream 2 cannot be turned off, because it has not yet been turned on,” he said during a conversation with reporters.

According to Peskov, the fact that the project has not yet been launched reflects badly on all participants in the process and consumers in Europe.

“And the fact that it was not included is actually bad both for those involved in this project and for those who consume gas in Europe,” he said.

Earlier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he expected Russia to take steps to de-escalate the situation around Ukraine.