STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Sveriges Radio broadcaster reported, citing government sources, that the national authorities softened their approach and were not opposed to the lease of a part of a port in the city of Karlshamn to accommodate the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
"The government's assessment has not changed," Marinette Nyh Radebo said as quoted by Swedish TT news agency.Hultqvist, who later told journalists that the agreement could undermine Swedish military and political interests.
Karlshamn is located in Blekinge County in the south of Sweden. The port in the Swedish island and province of Gotland, off the southern shore of Sweden, was also considered by the Nord Stream 2 developers.
The Nord Stream 2 project intends to build two new pipelines in the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany.