OSCE adopts resolution against Turkish Stream and Nord Stream 2

Source : 112 Ukraine

The OSCE believes that the construction of gas pipelines can be a mean of economic and political coercion of states dependent on the supply
18:05, 7 July 2019
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The OSCE Committee on Political Affairs and Security has adopted a resolution on energy security in Europe, which mentions the Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream gas pipelines. This is reported by RBK-Ukraine.

In particular, the resolution’s document identifies Russian projects that as a potential means of economic and political coercion of states dependent on supplies.

It is reported that the amendment on the inclusion of a clause regarding the Turkish Stream and Nord Stream 2 in the resolution “Energy Security in the OSCE Region” was proposed by the US delegation.
Related: Zelensky, Trump to discuss construction of Nord Stream II

US congressman Lee Zeldin said that this is about the growth of reliance on one of the sources of energy. Because of this, the US partners from Central and Eastern Europe may suffer. He explained that the Turkish Stream would increase the ability of the Russian Federation to influence other countries, and this could lead to negative consequences.

"We think that democratic institutions cannot be held hostage to energy supplies related to Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream," Zeldin said.

Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic countries and the United States actively oppose the construction. They call on the European Union to block the project, stating that it is a “gas needle”, which increases the dependence of Europeans on energy supplies from the Russian Federation.

Related: English court to suspend Gazprom's $ 145 mln if it gets profit from Nord Stream, - Naftogaz-Ukraine

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