MOSCOW, 30 Jul — RIA Novosti. Owned by “Gazprom” vessel “Akademik Chersky”, which was seen for the completion of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”, again reported about the change of destination with the finding of the Kaliningrad region, while continuing to walk in the direction of the Baltic sea, according to data portal Marine Traffic.

the Ship is expected to reach Kaliningrad first of July.

the “academic plan” continues to go through the Skagerrak Strait, connecting the North sea with the Baltic, the bottom of which is an unfinished gas pipeline “Nord stream — 2”.

Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak in December 2019 reported that the use of “Chersky” is one of the options for completion of the “Nord stream — 2”, but it will take some time for additional preparation of the vessel.

“and the stream — 2” involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Against the project actively advocate USA, in the EU promoting its liquefied natural gas, as well as Ukraine and several European countries.

the United States in December imposed sanctions against the project, demanding that the companies doing the strip, to immediately stop the construction. Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of the gas pipeline.