The head of Naftogaz, Yuriy Vitrenko, called on the United States to toughen sanctions against Gazprom for completing the construction of Nord Stream 2. He stated this during the YES forum, writes LB.ua.
In his opinion, the gas pipeline will not work if the sanctions against the subsidiaries of the Russian gas monopoly are toughened.
Vitrenko also noted that Gazprom is currently the only company that has access to the Ukrainian transit system.
“This affects competition in Europe. We can talk about a breach of the contract. Unfortunately, for Ukraine, the problems with Nord Stream 2 are becoming a symbol of Western corruption. There is a symbolic meaning and this is $ 2 billion for us. This is the issue of our security, "he said.
Earlier the head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak said that Russia has already begun to use Nord Stream 2 as a weapon against Ukraine.
The construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been fully completed. The operator of the Nord Stream 2 project, wants to commission the gas pipeline by the end of 2021.