“We continue to have very close and clear talks with our German allies.

And today I want to be frank with you: if Russia invades Ukraine, then one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward, ”TASS quoted her as saying.

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.

In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian troops were deployed on the territory of the country and did not threaten anyone.

The Kremlin emphasized that Russia was not going to attack anyone.