Germany Announced the Impossibility of Blocking Nord Stream 2
“I don't see many opportunities to prevent Nord Stream-2 anymore, even though I still think the project is wrong,” Nuripur said.
Nuripur added that all the fundamental decisions on the gas pipeline project have already been made, so it is impossible to disrupt the launch of the SP-2 using the methods used now. The deputy stressed that if Nord Stream 2 complies with the legislation, it will be put into operation.
A day earlier, the Federal Network Agency (FSA) of Germany announced that there were no changes in the situation around the certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The FSA noted that the pipeline operator has not yet received documents on the reorganization of the company.
On December 29, the head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, reported to the president that the SP-2 gas pipeline was fully prepared for the start of operation. According to him, the second string of the gas pipeline was filled with fuel on December 29. In response, President Vladimir Putin congratulated Gazprom and the company's partners on the completion of work on the creation of a large additional gas pipeline. At the same time, Putin said that the launch of the Nord Stream-2 will lead to a decrease in gas prices in Europe, including for Ukraine.
On December 28, Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Union (EU) Vladimir Chizhov said that the question of the timing of certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is political, not technical.
Chizhov also noted that it is difficult to make a forecast on the timing of certification of the Nord Stream-2, while the EU does not have a clearly expressed position on the fate of the project. For Russia, as Chizhov noted, the timing of the certification of the gas pipeline is of no fundamental importance, since there are resources for pumping gas.