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The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov expressed hope that the Danish government will issue a permit for the laying of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” on its territory. He told this in an interview with the Rheinische Post, the text of which is available on the Agency’s website.
According to him, Denmark has taken a “politicized position,” therefore delaying the issuance of a permit. Lavrov stressed that this is contrary to the principles of international law of the sea, permits to build energy infrastructure in marine areas.
He stressed that the authorities of the countries of Europe must be guided by their own interests and not units, “formulated overseas.” According to the head of the foreign Ministry, attempts to force Europeans to buy the more expensive liquefied natural gas from the United States are non-market and anti-democratic.
“Nord stream-2” should connect Russia and Germany under the Baltic sea. Its launch is scheduled for the end of 2019, but may be postponed because Denmark still has not issued a permit for the construction of the pipeline, which is considered a threat to its statehood.
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