VIENNA, October 5. /TASS/. Russia is ready to start supplying gas over the undamaged string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline within a short term if all required procedures are passed, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday.
"Yes, deliveries [via the undamaged string] are possible. We reiterated this is possible. The infrastructure is ready. I regret saying one string was damaged due to sabotage acts and a survey is needed to decide on its fate," Novak said.
"As regards the second string, it is ready, it was built, and I believe Russia could provide supplies over this string of the gas pipeline within short terms in case European colleagues make required legal decisions concerning its certification and lifting of restrictions," he added.