Germany expects the work on the gas pipeline “Nord stream — 2” and the launch should take place not later than the first quarter of 2021. This was stated by the Ambassador of Germany in Russia géza Andreas von Geir.

At the meeting with students of Ural Federal University, he said that following the meeting with the head of “Gazprom” Alexei Miller, he concluded that the implementation of the project should be completed before the end of this year or first quarter of next, reports TASS.

In early January, Moscow was visited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is called “Nord stream-2” the right project that Germany will continue to support. In her opinion, it can be implemented, despite us sanctions.

Later, the Russian foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that U.S. sanctions are an example of unfair competition and pushing to market its liquefied natural gas.