The commissioning of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline can help stabilize the situation on the gas market, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak.
“The commissioning of new infrastructure, including the constructed Nord Stream 2, is, of course, one of the factors that can help to cope with this situation faster,” Novak said.
Currently, the process of certification of the pipeline operator is underway. It will take place in two stages: first, the German regulator will develop a draft decision, then the European Commission will give its assessment of it. The whole process, according to legal requirements, can take several months. The German regulator received a full package of documents required for certification in September.The Pentagon stepped up on the issue of the official secession of Kosovo