"From the very beginning, Washington strove to prevent the development of normal energy cooperation between Russia and Europe. The unilateral actions of the Americans against the project violate international law and contradict the principle of free market relations. This is nothing more than an attempt to gain a competitive advantage for its fuel and technology suppliers," he said.
Meanwhile, Biden administration has imposed sanctions on two Russian entities over their involvement in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.
Biden's order on the introduction of new restrictive measures against Russian companies is published on the White House website.
"The order responds to certain Russian energy pipeline projects intended to expand Russia’s influence over Europe’s energy resources that would weaken European energy security — including that of Ukraine and Eastern flank NATO and EU countries — and thereby threatens the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States," the message reads.