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US statements on compensating Ukraine for transit losses over Nord Stream 2 not to affect Moscow's position, - Russian MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov stressed that the project will be implemented and will become an element of the modern energy security architecture of Eurasia
13:17, 10 June 2021

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U.S. statements about compensating Ukraine for possible transit losses due to Nord Stream 2 will not affect Moscow's position on the pipeline. This was stated by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov in an interview with RIA Novosti.

"The project will be implemented and will become an element of the modern energy security architecture of Eurasia," Ryabkov said.

Earlier, President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated that the laying of the first line of the Nord Stream 2 has finished.

Related: Ukraine's Foreign Minister visits Germany for talks on Nord Stream 2

As we reported, the Biden administration will waive sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO Matthias Warnig who controls the construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline into Germany. Biden said that sanctions would damage relations with Europe. In addition, Joe Biden in this decision was guided by considerations of national security. Sanctions against the pipeline were first imposed by the administration of Biden's predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, in late 2019.

Related: Ukraine Foreign Minister holds talks on fate of Nord Stream 2 and Normandy Format

Germany does not intend to abandon Nord Stream 2 and considers it a business project.

Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State said that the German government has been looking into an opportunity to compensate for possible losses that Ukraine may suffer after the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

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