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Russia confident of completing Nord Stream 2 despite U.S. pressure: RIA

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on the pipe cap at the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, near the town of Kingisepp, Leningrad region, Russia June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Nord Stream 2 subsea gas pipeline to Germany will be completed despite pressure from the United States, Russia’s RIA news agency quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying on Wednesday.

Completion of the project, which is more than 90% finished, depends on various factors, including weather, RIA reported, citing a ministry official.

The U.S. State Department this month warned that European companies suspected of helping to build the pipeline face possible sanctions, two sources said on Tuesday.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Jason Neely

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