After talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said his country supports the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.
After the talks, Putin said that Nord Stream-2 is not an alternative to the transit of gas through Ukraine to Europe.
Nord Stream-2 is a project to build a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. It is assumed that the route along the seabed, as well as the entry point to the German gas transmission system in Greifswald, will be the same as the first Nord Stream launched in 2011.
“Nord Stream-2 is supported by the Austrian government, but, of course, many details can still be worked out here. It is necessary to clarify certain issues and the impact of this project on other states. Austria is very positive about this project," TASS quotes the Austrian Chancellor as saying.
Last week a group of German deputies opposed Nord Stream-2.