The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project “virtually died” after the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, said the official representative of the German Ministry of Economy, Annike Eichhorn.
At the same time, she added that Germany is consistently supplied with gas, now the storage facilities are 38.6 percent full.
“We adjusted deliveries from Norway and the Netherlands last week and we can increase them. Nord Stream is really dead,” she stressed.
The implementation of SP-2 was suspended after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special operation in Ukraine on February 24. A number of countries strongly criticized this decision and introduced several packages of sanctions against Moscow. Among other things, the refusal to import Russian energy resources is being discussed. At the same time, Dmitry Birichevsky, director of the Department of Economic Cooperation of the Russian Foreign Ministry, claims that Europe is highly dependent on Russian gas and oil.