Kremlin Sees No Risk That Germany Will Block Nord Stream 2 Project

The Kremlin does not currently see any risks that Germany can block the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday, TASS reported.

“No,” he said when asked whether the Kremlin sees the risks of blocking this project. When asked to comment on the statements by a number of German politicians calling to suspend the implementation of the project, Peskov noted that the Kremlin is watching these statements.

“Now, we see that for each such new statement, two statements appear, which speak about the absurdity of such proposals,” the spokesman for the Russian leader said.

Earlier, the leaders of Germany’s Union-90/Greens party demanded termination of the Nord Stream 2 project. The Free Democratic Party proposed a temporary moratorium on construction until all issues are clarified. Candidate for the post of Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union, Friedrich Merz, also spoke for the suspension of the project. Klaus Ernst, the leader of the parliamentary committee for economy and energy, said he did not consider it necessary to stop the project.

Earlier, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas recalled that more than 100 companies from 12 countries are participating in the construction of the gas pipeline. Whoever demands that the project be stopped “must be aware of the consequences,” he stressed. Maas also said that he would not like Moscow to force Berlin to change its position on the project. Earlier, the German authorities repeatedly stated that the pipeline should be completed.

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