Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig has admitted to personal mistakes with regard to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and sees little scope for relations with Russia under President Vladimir Putin, even after the end of the Ukraine war.

Nord Stream 2 was a decision at federal level, no gas flowed through the pipe and no money was made from it, says the SPD politician on ZDF.

“Putin has now sunk a lot of money in the Baltic Sea.

Nevertheless, looking back at Nord Stream today, it was a mistake that we in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania also made, which I also made.”

When asked what relations with Russia might look like once the war is over, Schwesig says that it would be hard to imagine them under a Putin government.

Schwesig had previously stated that Putin was a war criminal and that the relationship between Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Russia would be different in the future.

She had generally described the state's climate and environmental foundation as a mistake, but not as her personal one.