Germany could pay compensation for Ukraine as Kyiv could suffer losses due to Nord Stream 2 launch, - Blinken

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is vital to see to it that the payment for the lost gas transit is recompensated, US Secretary of State says
08:04, 9 June 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

The German government has been looking into an opportunity to compensate possible losses that Ukraine may suffer after the launch of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State said so during the hearings at the Senate's Foreign Affairs Committee, as cited by Radio Liberty.

"We activelt cooperate (with Berlin, - 112 International) to find out what can and what needs to be done. And I believe it's necessary to... guarantee that the payment for transit that Ukraine could lose at some point in the future - because of this pipeline... is compensated for", Blinken said.

He did not specify the nature of scheduled payments.

Related: Zelensky "surprised" and "disappointed" by Biden's decision to waive part of sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Earlier, the media assumed that Germany could invest in the development of alternative energy in Ukraine.

Blinken indicated that this particular move from Germany became one of the reasons why the U.S. refused to imnplement the sanctions against Nord Stream 2 AG, which is responsible for the construction of this pipeline.

Related: Ukraine should remain transit country for Russian gas after Nord Stream 2, - Germany


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