Thursday, 29 April 2021, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany: The Russian Federation Ambassador to Germany, Sergej Jurjewitsch Netschajew paid a working visit to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, wherein he encountered the Bundesland’s head of government Manuela Schwesig.
Together they visited the Nord Stream2 facility, and answered journalists’ questions in the town of Lubmin.
Premier Manuela Schwesig defended the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea gas pipeline against political criticism, and highlighted the economic benefits and suitability for the region.
Ambassador Sergej Netschajew mentioned during the press conference that he expected the pipeline to be completed in 2021. The talks with Schwesig were mainly about regional cooperation, a planned Russia Day at the beginning of June and remembrance culture.
The almost completed gas pipeline will one day transport 55 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year from Russia to Germany, and is constantly the subject of political discussions.
In the course of his working visit to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Ambassador Netschajew alongside Premier Manuela Schwesig, partook in a memorial ceremony in the city of Greifswald, laying wreaths at the Soviet memorial commemorating the town’s surrender to the then Red Army.
For further information:
Russian Embassy in Germany: https://russische-botschaft.ru/de/embassy/botschafter/
Government of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: https://www.regierung-mv.de/Landesregierung/stk/Presse/
Picture by Staatskanzlei Mecklenburg-Vorpommern