Date: 3 months ago   Category: Energy

Ukraine has warned Europe against participation in "Nord Stream-2" — Rambler News Service


Photo: The Ukrainian authorities warn globallookpress.com Europe against participation in the Nord Stream-2 project, the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy has said, Ukrinform tells. "The Ukrainian Parliament, the government and the president act and warn Europe against participation in the Nord Stream-2 project. Because we as nobody, we know how Russia can use a power whip for tampering and influence on a political top" — Parubiy has told, speaking at a conference "Lessons of hybrid decade: what needs to be known for successful advance forward". Earlier the UNN agency reported that the German chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting with Parubiy has said that she treats the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline not so crucially as Ukraine. According to her, Berlin knows that Kiev rejects this gas project. Merkel has also noted need of negotiations with Russia to create "the transit contract". She has added that Berlin wants that Ukraine remained the important transit country. "Nord Stream — 2" — the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea 1220 km long and 55 billion cubic meters in a year. He directly will connect the Russian resource base and the European consumers. On September 5 the Nord Stream 2 company, the operator of construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, has begun laying of pipes of the gas pipeline in an exclusive economic zone of Finland. It is expected that construction of the gas pipeline will come to the end at the end of 2019.

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