Deputy Head of the Economic Committee of the Federation Council Ivan Abramov has commented on the statement by the adviser to US President-elect Joe Biden, Nicholas Burns, about Washington's suspension of sanctions in exchange for Europe's temporary suspension of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction. The senator regarded this proposal as a provocation.
Russia should continue implementing the Nord Stream 2 project, not succumbing to provocations, statements by various advisers, and follow the plans, RIA Novosti quotes him.
Nord Stream 2 is supposed to connect Russia and Germany with two gas pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year, passing through the Baltic Sea. The United States actively opposes this project, as it strives to promote its liquefied gas in Europe. In December 2019, they imposed sanctions, after which the Swiss company Allseas suspended the construction works.
NEWS.ru reported earlier that Germany reported the possible obstacle to completion of Nord Stream 2.