MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Novak's statement came after a meeting with German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel.
"The issues [of the construction] of the Nord Stream pipeline were discussed. This <…> is now in the competence of the German regulator. Generally, we are constantly discussing these issues, we are awaiting particular decisions from our colleagues, both from the European Commission, and from the German regulator," Novak said.
On Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said pre-construction planning for the Nord Stream-2 pipeline was progressing on schedule.