The Norwegian company Det Norske Veritas (DNV GL) refused to certify the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline after its completion due to US sanctions on the project. RBC writes about this.

It is noted that in this way DNV GL will not be able to issue a certificate of conformity to the project, which is necessary for the operation of the gas pipeline.

“DNV GL will cease all activities to inspect the Nord Stream 2 pipeline system in accordance with the sanctions and as long as these sanctions remain in effect,” the statement said.

The company added that they are implementing a plan to phase out support for the project.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be completed, and European partners were interested in it.

Reuters, citing sources in the administration of the incumbent US President Donald Trump, reported that Washington is preparing an expanded package of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project.

Later, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the sanctions against Nord Stream 2 could be called an open cowboy, raider attack.