The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharov commented on the statement of the American Secretary of State Anthony Blinken about the friendship of the United States and Germany. She spoke in his Telegram Channel.
At a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on June 23 Blinken stated: “The United States has no better partner, the best friend in the world than Germany”
Zakharova doubted the strength of the friendship between the American and German side. “What then will the United States be bought to participate in a better friend for him” Northern Stream-2 “for him? So with best friends do not come,” she emphasized.
Initially, the launch of the North Stream-2 gas pipeline was scheduled for the end of 2019, but due to American sanctions it had to postpone several times. Russian President Vladimir Putin stated in June that the completion of the second branch of the pipeline will occur after one and a half or two months. The first thread began to fill in gas on June 11.