Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau called on the European Union to focus on preventing security risks and divisions in Europe in connection with the launch of Nord Stream 2. He stated this at a joint press conference with German and French colleagues.
Rau noted that Nord Stream 2 could not be stopped, despite the opposition of some European countries. At the same time, Warsaw's position has not changed.
"But despite intensified discussions on this issue, this project could not be stopped. Construction will be completed," Rau said.
As reported, the construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been fully completed.
The project operator Nord Stream 2 AG wants to put the pipeline into operation by the end of 2021.
It is noted that today the sections of the second thread of Nord Stream 2 coming from the coast of Germany and from the waters of Denmark were interconnected.
The ends of the sections extending on opposite sides were lifted from the bottom above the sea surface by the pipe-laying barge Fortuna, cut to the required length and connected. The weld was carried out on a surface platform fixed on the outside of the vessel, after which the only completed thread of the pipeline was immersed in the seabed," the statement reads.