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Lavrov slams Denmark’s position on Nord Stream 2 as politicized

Christian Fernsby |
Denmark’s position on the Nord Stream 2 project is politicized, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Germany’s Rheinische Post newspaper.

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He also noted that Denmark was delaying the issuance of a permission for the construction of the gas pipeline in the country’s exclusive economic zone.

"We believe that the delay in considering the project operator’s applications runs counter to international maritime law that makes it possible to construct energy infrastructure facilities in maritime areas," the Russian Foreign Minister stressed.

"A thing to remember is that no country, including Denmark, had any complaints concerning the Nord Stream pipeline, along which Nord Stream 2 was initially planned to be constructed," TASS cited him as saying.

"Leading European energy companies that can hardly be suspected of having any anti-European plans, support this project," the Russian top diplomat added.

Lavrov expressed hope that the Danish government "will abandon the policy of confrontation and make the right decisions."

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