German residents have come to the defense of the “Nord stream -2” gas pipeline project. According to the survey, the majority of Germans support the project against the background of the coronavirus pandemic and want to activate economic relations with Russia. Free News reported regarding data provided by the head of the Eastern Committee of the German economy, Michael Harms.
According to him, the project is supported by 77 percent of respondents, and 4 percent of citizens are against it. Another 19 percent found it difficult to answer. Also, German residents supported the activation of work with Russia — 55 percent of respondents support this. Another 28 percent were opposed, and 17 were unable to respond. The study also showed the attitude of the Germans to US policy. Thus, 86 percent of respondents have a negative attitude to unilateral US sanctions against Russia, only 5 percent approve of them, and 9 percent were not sure what to say.
“Nord stream- 2” is a large-scale gas pipeline project from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The project was supposed to be completed at the end of 2019, but the construction process was delayed due to the position of Denmark, which did not issue a permit for the route to pass through its territorial waters for a long time. At the end of 2019, the pipeline faced a new problem — the US imposed unilateral sanctions on possible participants in the project. As a result, the delivery of “Nord stream- 2” had to be moved to the 2020-2021 stage.