German Uniper, one of the European partners of the “Nord stream-2”, made in his reporting that due to the expected new U.S. sanctions the project can be delayed or not completed. In this case, the company will have to write off the loan of €950 million provided by the Russian project, and lose the expected interest income. However, later the head of the company Andreas Shirinbek softened this rhetoric, adding that the company still believes in the completion of the project and only warned investors about the risks. And the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced its intention to complete the pipeline “very soon”.Participating in the financing of the “Nord stream-2” German Uniper is a probability of failure of the project because of US sanctions, the report of the company for the first half of 2020.”As the States intensify their efforts to impose targeted sanctions against the project “Nord stream-2″, the probability of delay or even completion of the pipeline increases”,— the document says.The German company along with other partners of Gazprom “Nord stream-2” — Shell, Engie, Wintershall and OMV — acted as a creditor of the project, providing €950 million Later that same day, the head Uniper Andreas Shirinbek on the call with investors said that the worst scenario for the company — the failure of the project, but it is not expected that this scenario will be realized. “We believe that the project will be finished, we always hope for the best… the worst-case scenario assumes that the project will not be completed, and then the question arises, will we be able to get their money back. And this will have to think about. But at the moment I do not expect this scenario,” he said.In late December, the U.S. imposed sanctions against the pipeline, after which the Swiss Allseas was removed from the project two of its pipelay — Pioneering Spirit and Solitaire. This few months have blocked all the work on the project.But in early July, the operator of the project “Northern stream-2” 2 Nord Stream AG has received permission to use the pipe-lay vessels with anchor positioning for placing the remaining approximately 160 km of pipeline in the waters of Denmark. But in mid-July, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced Washington’s intention to abolish the so-called grandfather clause, which exempts the project from the sanctions imposed by the law “On counteraction to opponents of the United States through sanctions” (CAATSA) in August 2017. In early August, U.S. senators threatened the operator of the German port of Mukran and logistics base of the Russian project “Northern stream-2” — “financial destruction” in case of further logistical support of the project.Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas on August 10 to discuss the issue with Mike Pompeo. Today Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after talks with Mr. Maas stated that the project will be completed in the nearest timeme. “The participants-the company “Nord stream-2″, including the Russian participants, the German participants and others are determined that this project should be completed, and, as I understand it, there is reason to believe that this will be done in the near future”,— he said today at a joint press conference with Heiko Maas.Tatiana Woodpecker