It is noted that new restrictive measures are being developed with US support and are aimed at limiting funding and technology transfer for new Russian gas projects.

At the same time, possible new European sanctions may affect a number of European companies, including BP, Total and Shell, investing in the Russian gas sector.

Earlier, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, did not rule out the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Nord Stream 2.

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.