OREANDA-NEWS. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported that at the talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, he discussed the situation around the completion of the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, taking into account the US sanctions pressure.

“As for the economic bloc, we focused on the completion of the gas pipeline project Nord Stream 2. Of course, we took into account the unprecedented sanctions pressure from the United States. We appreciate Berlin’s position, a principled position in support of this exclusively commercial initiative, which will help diversify natural gas supply routes and strengthen the energy security of Europe on the basis of the assessments that Europe itself, the European countries themselves make, and not on the basis of assessments that are made from overseas,” Lavrov said at a press conference following negotiations.

Earlier, the German company Uniper, one of the partners of Nord Stream 2, admitted in its financial statement that due to the expected new US sanctions, the project may be delayed or not completed at all. However, Uniper CEO Andreas Schirenbeck explained that the company still believes in the completion of the project and just warned investors about the possible risks.