The Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Alexander Novak, announced on Thursday, October 14, that the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been completed and will be put into operation “within days.”
Meanwhile, the U.S. presidential administration has declared that it does not intend to impose new sanctions against the pipeline, causing discontent among its main opponents.
Reporting the statements made by Novak, on the same Thursday, was the Russian news agency Interfax reported by sicurezzainternazionale.luiss.it. According to what has been made known by the vice-premier, the commissioning of the infrastructure project is strictly related to the approval of the German regulator. Considering that, at the moment, pipe filling operations are underway, Nord Stream 2 will be operational to pump gas to Europe “as soon as the German regulator issues the certifications and permits,” Novak continued. In this context, it is worth mentioning that Nord Stream 2 AG, the main company engaged in the construction of the pipeline, had announced the start of the filling procedures of the first string of the pipeline a few days earlier, on October 4.