Germany is ready to discuss halting the Nord Stream-2 pipeline in the case of a Russian attack on Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, Reuters reported.

"It is clear that there will be a high price to pay and that everything will have to be discussed should there be a military intervention in Ukraine," Scholz told reporters, responding to a question on Nord Stream 2 after meeting NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

Stoltenberg said he invited NATO allies and Russia to a series of meetings in the NATO-Russia Council to discuss ways to improve the security situation after the first round of talks was held in Brussels last week.