© Nord Stream 2 / Paul LangrockPress Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the project “Northern stream – 2” could be implemented without the consent of Denmark. He said this in the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” on TV channel “Russia 1”.On Wednesday, the Copenhagen issued a permit for the laying of the gas pipeline “South-East of Bornholm in the Baltic sea. Previously, the project was coordinated with Germany, Sweden and Finland.
“Agreement of Denmark waited a long time, it was very important, but not vital to the project, the project would take place without this” – quoted Peskov “News”.The press Secretary stressed that the project is beneficial to the European countries, since it contributes to the strengthening of energy security.Earlier, President Vladimir Putin welcomed the decision of Copenhagen on the “Nord stream – 2”. According to the head of state, Denmark proved itself as a responsible member of the international dialogue to protect their interests and taking into account the interests of partners in Europe.
A similar opinion was expressed by the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. According to him, Dashka has demonstrated an example of a responsible approach. The diplomat stressed that commercial projects should not be politicized and become hostages of geopolitical games.
“Nord stream – 2”
The pipeline is worth 9.5 billion euros, involves the construction of two gas threads off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The railway line is to pave next to the “Nord stream”.Against the implementation of the project actively supports Kiev, which fears to lose the income from the transit of Russian natural gas. In addition, a negative in relation to the project set up and a number of European countries, including Poland, Latvia and Lithuania and also the USA, the EU promotes its liquefied natural gas.
At the same time, Germany has repeatedly stressed that they consider the highway as a commercial project. For the pipeline construction have also been actively involved Norway and Austria, who see it as an opportunity to strengthen European energy security.Moscow has repeatedly called on not to consider the “Nord stream — 2” as a tool to influence and treat it as a purely economic project.