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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Merkel asked to abandon the “Nord stream-2” as threatening the security of Ukraine

Germany should abandon the project of construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”, because it has not only economic but also political significance. This statement was made by the party of Angela Merkel, head of the Bundestag Committee on foreign Affairs Norbert röttgen.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

The politician believes that the Federal government should take into account the “concern” of Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic States, who see in the project gazoprovoda “Nord stream-2” “a threat to its security.”

“The Federal government should retreat from his position that “Nord stream-2″ is strictly business, not a political project,” he said in an interview with news network RND.

Assessment Röttgen, the implementation of the “Nord stream — 2” incorrect energy and foreign policy perspectives. However, the construction of the pipeline, which would pass under the Baltic sea to Germany, continues. It is expected that the new “pipe” will start working in 2019.

Earlier it was reported that the maintenance in operation of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” will allow Russia to save money since Gazprom will not have to pay Kiev for transit.

But the Ukrainian pipes in this case will become a common scrap. Income of Kyiv from transportation of Russian gas to Europe account for a considerable share of budget revenues.


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