Ukraine initiates consultations with EU, Germany on Nord Stream 2, - MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Ukrainian Foreign Minister, the gas pipeline threatens country's security and violates the principles of diversification by EU Energy Union
14:33, 22 July 2021

Dmytro Kuleba
Open source

Ukraine begins consultations with the European Commission and Germany regarding the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This was stated by Ukraine's Minister for Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba on his Twitter.

"In accordance with Article 274 of the Association Agreement with the EU, Ukraine officially initiates consultations with the European Commission and Germany regarding Nord Stream 2, which threatens the security of Ukraine and violates the principles of diversification of the EU Energy Union," Kuleba wrote.

Related: Ukraine, Poland to oppose alongside Nord Stream 2 launching

According to him, the Foreign Ministry has already sent relevant notes to Brussels and Berlin.

As it was reported earlier, there is a Joint Statement of the US and Germany on Support for Ukraine, European Energy Security, and Climate Goals in the context of the upcoming launch of Nord Stream 2 on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office. The statement talks about the need to continue Russian gas transit through Ukrainian territory after 2024.

Related: Moscow never uses energy resources for pressure, - Russian Ambassador on Nord Stream 2

It was also reported that on July 20, it became known that the United States and Germany wanted to sign an agreement on Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which could provide sanctions and other measures against Russia.

Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that gas transit through Ukraine would continue after Nord Stream 2 launching. After the meeting with American leader Joe Biden, Merkel stressed that Nord Stream 2 should be a supplement to gas transfer through Ukraine, and not replace it entirely.

Related: Naftogaz doubts Germany can guarantee Russian gas transit through Ukraine after 2024


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