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Poroshenko and Polish Prime Minister discussed construction of gas interconnector between Ukraine and Poland
21:31, 2 December 2016
Poroshenko and Polish Prime Minister discussed construction of gas interconnector between Ukraine and Poland

The parties agreed to deepen Ukrainian-Polish cooperation in the defence sector

21:31, 2 December 2016

The presidential press service

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with the Prime Minister of Poland Beata Szydło. The two sides stressed the importance of building a gas interconnector pipeline between Poland and Ukraine, and the usage of LNG terminal capacity in Polish town of Swinoujscie. It was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian president.

The parties also discussed the ways of further development of bilateral trade and economic relations, cooperation in the oil, gas and energy industries, strengthening cross-border cooperation.

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"In the context of energy security, the interlocutors stressed the importance of the construction of a gas interconnector between Poland and Ukraine, and the use of LNG terminal capacity in the Polish town of Swinoujscie, which allows to implement a strategy of diversification of gas supplies to Ukraine. In addition, the error of the European Commission's decision to allow “Gazprom" to increase volume of gas pumped through the OPAL pipeline was highlighted,” the statement said.

The press service also reported that the two sides agreed to deepen Ukrainian-Polish cooperation in the defence sector, thus the signed intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the defence sphere will contribute to this process.

Polish Prime Minister also supported the extension of sanctions against Russia.

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