Only Western sanctions can stop Nord Stream 2, - Naftogaz Ukraine head

The authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Chech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania and Esthonia believe that the Nord Stream 2 is the threat for the energetic security of Europe
17:49, 30 October 2019

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After Denmark's permission for the building of the Nord Stream 2 in its waters the project of the Russian Gazprom can be stopped only by the Western sanctions. Head of Naftogaz-Ukraine NJSC Andriy Kobolev stated it on his Facebook page. 

Related: Nord Stream 2 is big threat to Ukrainian energy security, - Zelensky

"We expected this decision during the autumn. The principle position of Denmark delayed the project for some time but the geopolitical weapon can not be stopped by the tools, which regulate only trade relations. The effective counteracting to the aggression in today's world is sanctions of the Western countries. We are planning to support our Ukrainian diplomatists in this direction as much as possible," says the message. 

Kobolev added that the completion of the gas market reform is still important for the country as well as the full implementation of energetic legislation in Ukraine.

"The legislation will be protecting us the same ay as the consumers of the European Union," he added. 

Earlier, Donald Trump, together with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda tried to find a solution to stop the implementation of the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 project, which runs along the bottom of the Baltic Sea bypassing Ukraine.

Related: Denmark supports Ukraine’s position on Nord Stream 2

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