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Poroshenko offers Germany alternative to Nord Stream-2

Gas transit via Ukraine is much cheaper, and the respective supply mechanisms can be easily modernized, Ukrainian leader says
14:46, 9 April 2018

Ukraine's Presidental Administration

Germany could benefit much more from gas supplies through Ukraine than from building Nord Stream-2, which is economically inefficient. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this in the interview with Handelsblatt newspaper, as quoted by DW. 

In particular, Poroshenko warned Germany against further construction of Nord Stream-2 pipeline, calling it 'purely political project funded by Russia'.

'Excuse my acridity, but Nord Stream II is a political bribe, given for the loyalty to Russia,' he said.   

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Poroshenko described Russia as an extremely non-reliable partner, adding that the implementation of Nord Stream II would lead to the economic and power isolation of Ukraine.

On the other hand, the politician said, the transit of the blue fuel via Ukraine will be much cheaper, and the respective supply mechanisms can be easily modernized. 'You can just ask us, instead of investing ten billion Euros into the construction of Nord Stream-2', he concluded.

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