The operator of Nord Stream 2, Nord Stream 2 AG, announced the technical completion of the construction of the first string of the gas pipeline. Today, June 10, the sections of the pipeline laid from the side of Russia and Germany were interconnected.

“On June 4, the pipe-laying was completed, today the overlap was carried out – the offshore sections of the gas pipeline laid from the Russian and German sides are interconnected,” the company said in a statement to Kommersant.

On June 11, commissioning works to fill the pipeline with gas will begin. Pipe-laying of the second string of Nord Stream 2 continues. “All work is carried out in accordance with all the necessary permits,” – said the operator.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the completion of the laying of the first string of Nord Stream 2 on June 4 at the SPIEF. According to him, the second string will be completed within one and a half to two months.

About the project – in the material of “Kommersant” “Gazprom” has tied itself with a thread with Europe. “