Earlier, Der Spiegel, citing sources, reported that the German Ministry of Finance was considering the possibility of expropriating the part of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that runs through the country.

“Let’s not engage in such hypothetical reasoning with you,” Peskov said at a briefing.

According to him, no official statements on this topic have been made.

“If there are any specific actions, then, of course, first of all it will be work for lawyers in order to give a legal assessment of such actions, if they are really discussed,” Peskov summed up.

According to the Minister of Economics and Climate of Germany, Vice Chancellor Robert Habek, the political "winter" in Germany is already on the threshold, the energy crisis has begun in the country.