The U.S. consulted with Ukraine during the preparation of the agreement with Germany on the completion of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and proposed the financial compensation to Ukraine in advance as U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price stated.
“And throughout this process, both we and our German allies have consulted very closely with Ukraine. We have had more than a dozen consultations with Ukraine, in the course of recent weeks,” the official stated.
The spokesperson noted that the Ukrainian side was familiar with the details of the deal.
“When it comes to the Ukrainians, we have had more than a dozen consultations with them. I can tell you that they were familiar with the contents of this package. Those engagements have been frequent, and they have been over the course of many weeks,” Price stated.
On July 21, the U.S. and Germany made a joint statement in support of Ukraine, European energy security and climate goals on the results of the talks on prospects of the launch of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
The same day, Ukraine initiated the consultations with the European Commission and Germany regarding Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which threatens the security of Ukraine and violates the principles of diversification of the EU Energy Union.