At the end of last year, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline could no longer be completed due to US sanctions. The first US restrictions hit naval vessels laying pipes at depths of more than 30 meters. After the imposition of sanctions, Washington demanded that European contractors immediately stop construction.
Nord Stream 2 includes two strings of a gas pipeline from Russia across the Baltic Sea to Germany. The total capacity should be 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The gas pipeline passes through territorial waters or exclusive economic zones, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. To date, more than 2,300 kilometers of pipes have been laid, that is, 94% of the total length of the gas pipeline.