Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that after the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction, nothing would stop Russia from further aggression in Ukraine. This is reported by PAP.
“I know the position of the German government that this is a business project. However, no one believes in it to the east of Oder,” he said.
According to him, if after the construction of Nord Stream 2, it turns out that the Ukrainian gas transportation system is not needed, then “what will stop Vladimir Putin to assault on Kyiv?”
“We, Europeans, have to pay the Russians for gas, they will invest this money in their army, and Europe will have to ask the United States for protection,” said Morawiecki.
It should be noted that Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic countries are actively opposing the Nord Stream 2 project. They call on the authorities of the European Union to block this project, stating that it is a “gas needle,” which increases the dependence of Europeans on energy supplies from the Russian Federation.
If the new Russian export pipe with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year is launched, Ukraine will lose $ 2-3 billion in revenue from the gas transit through its gas transmission system, which is almost 3% of GDP.