The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the head of the European Council Donald Tusk discussed the project of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” which should pass from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea. Poroshenko believes that the construction of the “pipe” threatens not only Ukraine, but also throughout the European Union.
The Ukrainian leader said that he discussed with the US and EU position on the construction by Russia of a “politically motivated” energy project “Nord stream-2”. The politician told this to reporters in Brussels, RIA Novosti reported.
Note that yesterday the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the head of Royal Dutch Shell Ben van Bearden said that “Nord stream-2” is a commercial project which has all chances for success. The head of state urged not to look in his construction of a political motive.
Earlier, the Ukrainian “Naftogaz” has urged the United States to impose sanctions against all countries and companies involved in the project “Northern stream-2”. Experts explain the attempt of Kiev to prevent the construction of a pipeline from Russia to Western Europe’s unwillingness to take the position as the monopoly gas transit to Europe.
“In the year Kyiv gets $2 billion for transit. The preservation of this status allows to blackmail to get the help from Europe and create risks of Russia”, – said the “MK” the Deputy Director of the national energy security Fund gas projects Alexei Grivach.
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The project “Northern stream-2” involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Russia via the Baltic sea to Germany.
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