During his working visit to Washington, President Volodymyr Zelensky met with the US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm. During the meeting, president raised the issue of maintaining gas transit through Ukraine after the launch of Nord Stream 2. This was reported by the press service of the President's Office.
"Russian gas is the most polluted in the world due to significant methane emissions from mining and transportation, and also because of corruption, blackmail and manipulation," Zelensky said, noting the importance of creating effective safeguards against Russia's use of gas as a weapon.
In this context, he stated the importance of starting tripartite Ukraine-Germany-US consultations as soon as possible on the preservation of Ukrainian transit and ensuring European energy security.
Earlier, Gazprom reported that the first string of Nord Stream 2 was almost ready for launch.
As it was reported that Nord Stream 2 AG Company, the operator of the Nord Stream 2, lost a court ruling imposing changes to its organization. The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court on Wednesday dismissed a bid to sidestep European Union rules requiring gas producers to be legally separate from entities that transport the fuel.