Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba began his visit in Germany on June 8, amidst the escalation in Donbas initiated by Russia, and on the brink of the election campaign in Germany. Press office of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reported that on Wednesday.
"On the first day of visit in Berlin, I had difficult negotiations about Nord Stream 2 and the Normandy Format. In both cases, there's a rule: nothing if finally approved until it is. But the atmosphere was a constructive one. Germany is is a friend that helped Ukraine a lot, and one can solve even most complicated problems with it", Kuleba said.
Strengthening the energy partnership between Ukraine and Germany was in the spotlight of the meeting between Kuleba and Andreas Feicht, the State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The threats related to introduction of Nord Stream 2 became the key topic. The Ukrainian official has once again reiterated that the project not only blows Ukraine's energy security but also drives a wedge between the allies, which is why Ukraine keeps opposing the launch of this pipeline.