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Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to start operating in days - Russia's Lavrov

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint news conference with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan following their meeting in Moscow, Russia August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool

MOSCOW, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will start operating in the next few days, Interfax news agency reported.

The $11-billion Nord Stream 2 project is expected to double the capacity of the existing Nord Stream pipeline across the Baltic Sea and allow Russia to bypass Ukraine when piping gas to Europe.

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Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Timothy Heritage

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