There are no insurmountable obstacles to the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said in an interview with TASS.
"To date, I do not see insurmountable obstacles," he said.
"Every eight minutes another pipe plunges into the waters of the Baltic Sea. 20% of the underwater part of the route has already been passed. Despite the fact that it is winter and the weather in the Baltic Sea is not the most favorable for pipe-laying works, however, it is on schedule," the diplomat continued.
Chizhov added that the statements of some European politicians that it would be difficult to prevent the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project is recognizing objective reality.
The Nord Stream 2 project envisages construction of two gas pipeline lines with a total capacity of 55 bln cubic meters of gas per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany.
The cost of construction is estimated at 9.5 bln euro. As expected, the pipeline will be launched before the end of 2019.