“It is absurd and daring that the US government is constantly demanding that the Nord Stream 2 project be curtailed, while at the same time increasing the volume of oil imports from Russia,” Dagdelen quoted TASS as saying.

In her opinion, the ultimatum statements by US President Joe Biden to stop the pipeline are "disrespect for the democratic sovereignty of Germany and its European partners."

Earlier, US President Joe Biden said that in the event of a hypothetical “Russian invasion of Ukraine”, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be “put to an end”.

Deputy Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Forecasts of RUDN University, member of the Civic Chamber of Russia Nikita Danyuk, commented in an interview with RT on Biden's words about the possibility of stopping Nord Stream 2.

In turn, former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed the opinion that the United States should "offer something" to Germany if they want to negotiate a gas pipeline shutdown.