Moscow sees no political motive in suspension of Nord Stream 2 certification

The project operating company is ready to meet all requirements for certification in order to launch the pipeline as soon as possible

Moscow sees no political motive in suspension of Nord Stream 2 certification

This was announced to journalists by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.

Asked whether the Kremlin sees political overtones in the German regulator’s decision, Peskov said:

“No, absolutely not. In this case, there are indeed certain protocols and certain norms of the European legislation on this matter, and the operator company is ready to fulfill all the requirements of the current legislation in order to launch this important project for everyone as soon as possible.”

Earlier on Tuesday, the German Federal Network Agency said it had suspended the certification of Nord Stream 2 AG as an independent operator of Nord Stream 2. The pipeline operator can only be certified as independent if the legal form is reorganised under German law: a German subsidiary of Nord Stream 2 AG will have to become the owner and operator of the German part of the pipeline and again submit a complete set of documents for certification, then the process will be resumed, the regulator said.

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