“2.5 hours ago, the laying of the pipelines of the first line of the Nord Stream 2 has successfully finished; the only thing remained is to raise a little the pipelines at the German and Russian sides and weld them together,” Putin said.
He also reported the end of the line works on the gas pipeline, including the sea part, while Gazprom is ready to fill Nord Stream 2 with gas.
As we reported, the Biden administration will waive sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO Matthias Warnig who controls the construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline into Germany.
In December 2019, the U.S. introduced sanctions against the Nord Stream II, and Swiss-Dutch company Allseas stopped works on the pipeline; Russian gas monopolist Gazprom decided to complete the works on their own production capacities.
On July 24, 2020, it became known that the U.S. Senate approved the draft defense budget with sanctions against the Russian Federation.
On October 20, the United States announced the expansion of sanctions on companies that provide services to ships laying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
It is known that Germany does not intend to abandon Nord Stream 2 and considers it an economic project.