May 18, 2018 / 1:28 PM / a month ago

Putin says Nordstream 2 pipeline has nothing to do with politics

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the Nordstream 2 pipeline project had nothing to do with politics and that he considered it exclusively a commercial project.

FILE PHOTO: Vladimir Putin is sworn as Russian President during an inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS

Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Putin also said that Russia would still export some gas via Ukraine.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Susan Fenton

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