In his full speech, the President pointed out that in the face of continued criticism from the United States, Ukraine and some countries in the Baltic Sea, the work of the Second Division was continuing and reiterated that this was a “purely economic business plan”. .
Putin explained that the sea route between Russia and Germany was narrower and cheaper than other European countries.
He said that the section of the pipeline passing through Russian territory was ready to enter service this week and that the gas had already been sent to the Slavinskaya compressor station, which would serve as the starting point for the new gas pipeline.
Earlier in the day, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said Eurasia hoped to complete the remaining 100 km of North Stream 2 by the end of 2021.
‘The play continues, it doesn’t stop. The operator continues its operation with companies participating in the program, he said.
The North Stream 2 will contain a total of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Work was halted in December 2019 after the Swiss abandoned the construction of the Alsace pipeline due to the threat of US sanctions.
Pipe laying was resumed in December 2020, and is now being carried out by Russian companies Academic Chersky and Fortune.
The project was intended to double the capacity of the existing land gas pipeline in operation since 2012 and to diversify Russian gas supply routes to Europe and, above all, to guarantee European energy security.
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