Nord Stream 2 isn’t for stopping gas transit through Ukraine, it can be preserved under 2 conditions

According to Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine can still transit Russian gas, if changes the transit tariffs and cancels the law suits against Gazprom
21:11, 2 August 2017

The construction of gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 doesn’t imply terminating the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine, but the transit can be preserved only through competitive tariffs and cancelling the Ukrainian law suits against Gazprom. The information is published by the deputy head of information and publishing department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Anastasia Fyodorova on the ministry’s website.

“The Nord Stream 2 construction doesn’t imply terminating the transit of Russian gas through operating gas pipelines. Preserving the transit through Ukraine would be possible if Kyiv set competitive tariffs and cancelled the known transit risks, including lifting all claims and cancelling absurd law suits against Gazprom,” she noted.

Fyodorova also emphasized that the US rejection of Nord Stream 2 lies in their interests in the European gas market. She believes the opponents of the project are either pursuing their own agenda or trying to harm Russia.

Nord Stream 2 is a project on building a second transit gas pipeline from Russia to Germany in the Baltic Sea. Barack Obama’s administration was against the project.

As it was reported earlier, hearings on the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project began In Stralsund, Germany. These hearings were a part of obtaining an authorization certificate for the pipeline construction.

Related: European Parliament to control Commission on Nord Stream-2

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