Yuriy Vitrenko, the Chairman of the Board of Naftogaz-Ukraine NJSC headed the delegation, which came to Washington for negotiations about the sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Press office of Naftogaz-Ukraine reported that as quoted by Oil.point.
"The main goal of the NJSC delegation is to persuade the American senators who acted as co-authors of the PEESA/PEESCA that the new amendments to the legal framework must be made; these will demand implementation of the American sanctions for Nord Stream 2 and the company's managers", reads the message.
Vitrenko's first business meetings were slated for the late Tuesday.
Earlier, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert stated that it is extremely important for Berlin to maintain Ukraine's status as a gas transit country even after Nord Stream 2 is put into operation. At that, Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement that Ukraine must show a good will if its wants Russian gas transit to Europe and related fees to remain has provoked irritation and criticism in Germany. Berlin expects Moscow to adhere to an existing inter-governmental agreement committing it to sending gas via Ukraine.