ST.PETERSBURG, June 2nd / TASS /. The Nord Stream 2 facilities in the Leningrad region will operate in a test mode next week to prepare for the introduction of gas in Germany, Leningrad Region Governor Alexander Drozdenko told reporters on Wednesday.
“Yesterday there was an inspection of Russian plants in the Leningrad region in the Kingisepp district, which will be working in test operation from next week in order to prepare the introduction of gas on the German side,” said Drozdenko after his participation in an economic forum as part of the economic program on the start day in front of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
He stated that he had met with Gerhard Schroeder and Matthias Warnig, who represent the German side in the Nord Stream 2 project, on Wednesday morning.
“We were just talking about the project entering the home straight,” he added. Drozdenko recalled that Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the area that will receive Russian gas. “[Prime Minister of the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania] Manuela Schwezig is one of the few who has consistently defended the interests of both Germany and our interests in the further construction of Nord Stream 2, â€he said.