OREANDA-NEWS. According to the statement of the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, made on February 17 during an interview with RIA Novosti, the Nord Stream 2 project will be completed, and US sanctions will not prevent it.

On the eve of the White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the position of the US administration on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has not changed, this, according to the American side, is a "bad deal." According to Psaki, the US continues to monitor activities to complete construction or certification of the pipeline and is discussing the possibility of extending sanctions against the project.

Ryabkov said, "I am convinced that Nord Stream 2 will be completed, and no US sanctions will interfere with us."

He added that Moscow had already "lost count" when assessing the volume of sanctions against Russia by the United States.

According to Ryabkov, “the number of sanctions imposed by the United States against Nord Stream 2 is almost 100. But the change in our course desired by the United States is not happening. Unfortunately, the United States does not demonstrate the slightest readiness, as they say, to explore alternative ways, somehow agree. Most likely, they will not do this further. "