Prime Minister of Poland: «Nord stream – 2» can be fatal for Ukraine

Construction of the pipeline «Nord stream 2» may have a negative impact on the situation in Ukraine. On 18 December, Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki said the air Radiu Szczecin.

«Nord stream – 2″ is a very bad project that threatens the security of Central Europe. This is a project that can be fatal for Ukraine, our closest neighbour,» said he.

According to Moravcova, in that moment, when Kiev will exclude from the scheme of Russian gas transit to Europe, nothing will interfere with Moscow to destabilize the situation in Ukraine even more.

The project «Northern stream – 2», headed by former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion m3 of gas per year from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea. The existing gas pipeline «Nord stream» consists of two strings with a length of 1224 km with a capacity of 27.5 billion m3 each, Gazprom began deliveries on this gas pipeline in 2012.

In December 2015, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that the project of the second turn of the pipeline «Nord stream» does not correspond to the energy regulations of the EU (Third energy package) and undermining Ukraine’s role as gas transit country.

In March 2016, eight EU countries (Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Estonia and Lithuania) signed a letter to the European Commission to protest against the gas pipeline project. At the same time, its construction support Germany, France, Austria and the Netherlands, writes «Deutsche Welle».

In June 2017, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko declared that «Nord stream – 2» is a very serious threat for Ukraine. He noted that the goal of the project is to deprive Ukraine of $2 billion that it receives for the transit of gas.

In October, the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said that the EU has no unanimous agreement regarding the negotiations with Russia on the «Nord stream – 2».

In December, the head of Board NAK «Naftogaz Ukraine» Andrew KOBOLEV said that the project for the construction of Russian gas pipeline is being actively developed.

Prime Minister of Poland: «Nord stream – 2» can be fatal for Ukraine 19.12.2017

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