Tim Korso. Sputnik International
The pipeline’s future currently hangs in the balance following threats by the German government to stop its construction over allegations against Russia and purported its role in the yet-to-be-proven poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is an economic project based on the investments of large energy companies, most of them European, rather than on some political agreements, the project’s operator has stated.
“Nord Stream 2 is not based on political deals between countries, but on multi-billion investments of the six top energy companies, five of which represent European Union countries”, the operator said.
Nord Stream AG added that the pipeline project is being implemented in accordance with national and international laws and that it has received all the necessary clearances from the regulating bodies of the five countries involved.
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