According to the Associated Press, Samuelsen suggested that Moscow's continued aggression in Ukraine was making the project less likely to be approved.
The Danish Energy Agency is currently evaluating an application from Russia's state-owned Gazprom regarding the construction of the part of the pipeline passing through Denmark's territorial waters. If rejected, an alternate route would be more costly.
According to Samuelsen, once it's time for the government to decide, Copenhagen will evaluate "what is going on in Russia and the way that they treat Ukraine."
He also added that with ongoing aggression, Russia is "definitely not working in the interest of Denmark in general."
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