Pikin stressed that Russia is not going to attack Ukraine.

The analyst said that such statements should be regarded as "like a kind of diplomatic battle."

He noted that Western countries come up with accusations against Russia, so that later, as the expert explained, "heroically punish her."

“It's all fantasy at the level of notions of those politicians who play it.

We don’t want to play this, so all these sanctions are all fiction, ”concluded the interlocutor of RT.

Earlier, German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock said that the EU sanctions, which he is preparing against Russia in the event of "aggression" against Ukraine, may include the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Energy Igor Ananskikh, in an interview with RT, expressed the opinion that possible sanctions against Nord Stream 2, which are discussed in the German Foreign Ministry, will hit primarily the economy of Europe and Germany itself.