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Majority of Germans support construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline — poll

According to a survey, some 66% of those polled support construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

BERLIN, July 23. /TASS/. The majority of German citizens support further realization of the Nord Stream 2 project, a poll published by the Forsa Institute for Social Research and Statistical Analysis informs. The poll was ordered by German TV channels N-tv and RTL.

According to the survey, 66% of pollsters support further construction of the pipeline, as, in their opinion, "this way, the supply of Germany with natural gas will be more stable." Only 23% objected to the project, stating that the dependency on Russia’s supply will grow.

About 1,000 people participated in the survey.

The Nord Stream 2 project is set to expand the operation of the main gas pipeline - Nord Stream - which connects Russia and Germany bypassing transit countries, like Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and other Eastern European and Baltic states, stretched out along the Baltic Sea bed. The gas pipeline mirrors the Nord Stream route going through exclusive economic zones and territorial waters of five countries - Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany. The pipeline’s throughput capacity is 27.5 bln cubic meters a year. The commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is scheduled for the end of 2019.