Putin: Nord Stream-2 project to be implemented
The Nord Stream-2 project will be implemented, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, speaking at the plenary session of the Russian Energy Week.
"There are some things that mean more than political intrigues. This concerns, for example, deliveries to the Federal Republic of Germany. Not everyone knows that Germany has made the decision to close its nuclear energy sector, while nuclear energy accounts for 34% of the overall energy balance. What can this vacuum be filled by?" Putin asked.
Russia's leader stressed that the prices of supplies of Russian gas to Europe will always be competitive.
"We are a traditional supplier, a pipeline gas supplier. We have been doing this since the 1960s, we are doing it extremely responsibly, professionally and at very competitive prices for the European market … The distance between Russia and Europe makes pipeline supplies optimal and the price will always be competitive. Always," Sputnik cited Putin as saying.