It was specified that as of early June, 1391 kilometers of pipelines were laid under the Baltic Sea. It is expected that the pipeline will connect Slavyansk compressor station in Leningrad region, Russia, with Greifswald on the Baltic coast of Germany.
As it was reported earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that the European Commission would not be able to block the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Ukraine is adamantly opposed to the construction by calling it politically motivated and suggesting the EU to create a consortium with the involvement of European companies to manage the existing more efficient transportation route through Ukraine. A number of EU countries have expressed their disagreement with the Nord Stream 2 project in particular Poland and Lithuania.