Pipe-laying vessel reaches Baltic as Russia’s Nord Stream 2 target looms

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A special pipe-laying vessel that could be used by Russia to complete construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany has arrived in the Baltic Sea, a Reuters witness said on Sunday.

Pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy owned by Gazprom, which Russia may use to finish the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, is seen in a bay near the Baltic Sea port of Baltiysk, Kaliningrad region, Russia May 3, 2020. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

The arrival of the Academic Cherskiy suggests that the pipeline project remains a priority for Moscow despite U.S. sanctions on Russia.

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