"We can only repeat the statements made earlier and voiced at different levels that Nord Stream 2 is an exclusively commercial, international project, which is designed to make a significant contribution to the energy security of all Europe," Russian presidential spokesman Dmitriy Peskov stressed.
At the same time, according to him, the company operator of the project should determine the next steps itself.
"It is a corporate issue. After all, the company itself must decide on further actions," the Kremlin spokesman said.
As we reported earlier, the Nord Stream 2 AG Company, the operator of the Nord Stream 2, lost a court ruling imposing changes to its organization.
The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court on Wednesday dismissed a bid to sidestep European Union rules requiring gas producers to be legally separate from entities that transport the fuel.
This is a norm of the EU gas directive, which in Germany is governed by the relevant national law. The complaint was filed in relation to section 28b of the Federal Energy Economy Act. Theoretically, the possibility of exemption from regulation is provided for by the legislation of the Federal Republic of Germany, but applies only to gas pipelines that were completed before May 23, 2019. The Nord Stream 2 operator can appeal the court decision.