President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky thinks that it is necessary to defend the strategic role of the gas transporting system of Ukraine. Moreover, it is necessary to counteract Nord Stream 2 as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
“One of the most important directions of our common interaction at the European level is the issue of the energy security, preservation of the role of the Ukrainian gas transporting system and counteraction Nord Stream 2,” Zelensky said.
He also emphasized that importance of the interaction with Poland in issues of the energy security of Europe.
As we reported, he met with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels. Juncker stated that he has a new friend represented by Zelensky.
As it was reported earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that the European Commission would not be able to block the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Ukraine is adamantly opposed to the construction by calling it politically motivated and suggesting the EU to create a consortium with the involvement of European companies to manage the existing more efficient transportation route through Ukraine. A number of EU countries have expressed their disagreement with the Nord Stream 2 project in particular Poland and Lithuania.