Work Resumes on Russia-Germany Gas Pipeline

A Russian pipe-laying barge, the Fortuna, accompanied by three tugboats and supply vessels, resumed on Friday construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Germany's maritime zone, reported EUobserver on Monday.
Work on the pipe, which is 93 percent complete, stopped in December 2019 when a Swiss contractor halted operations due to threats of US sanctions.
The US, and several EU states, believe the project is designed to increase Germany's energy dependence on Russia./