Nord Stream 2: Ukraine ready to consider compensation

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Foreign Minister stressed that the Russian gas pipeline primarily poses a threat to the security of Ukraine
08:47, 14 June 2021

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba

Ukraine is ready to negotiate compensation for the loss of cash proceeds from gas transit after the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, DW reports.

“If we are offered negotiations on compensation, then we will consider it. But we will not necessarily agree to what we will be offered,” Kuleba said.

Related: US plans new decisions regarding Nord Stream 2, - Department of State

As the minister said, he has the impression that recently the United States’ determination to obtain compensation for Ukraine in the event of the completion of the gas pipeline “has significantly increased.”

According to him, for Ukraine, the gas pipeline is primarily a security threat.

“Therefore, we say that the gas pipeline should be used as a lever to induce Russia to play a constructive role in the peace process in eastern Ukraine,” the minister said.

As we reported earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Joe Biden at the G7 summit discussed with his forthcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, as well as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Merkel said that Ukraine should remain a gas transit partner.

Related: Merkel to visit US for negotiations on Nord Stream 2 construction

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