Kiev urges the US and Europe to stop Nord Stream – 2

Kiev urges the US and Europe to stop Nord Stream – 2

Speaking at the Forum “Ukrainian International Politics 30”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the European Union and the United States to do everything possible to prevent the completion of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project. .

Kiev call me and ask me to buy Nord Stream – 2
Ukraine tries all ways to prevent the Nord Stream – 2 gas pipeline project.

The Ukrainian president said that this pipeline will become the main energy weapon for Russia to fight against Kiev and the European Union. At the same time, he also pointed out that the state of the gas pipeline system in Ukraine is very bad due to its deterioration and lack of funds to upgrade, repair and optimize them.

According to official data, almost 80% of the gas pipeline system in Ukraine, including compressor stations, has been in operation for more than 20 years. Currently, most of these pipelines do not meet the operational standards and technical requirements for gas transportation.

However, so far Ukraine has not planned to upgrade or repair it. In particular, no country has expressed a desire to invest in Ukraine’s gas transit systems, although the European Union and the United States have enthusiastically supported their continued maintenance.

Recall that in the past, because Russia had to transit gas through Ukraine, it had a lot of rights and charged Russian service fees. In January 2009, Ukraine arbitrarily decided to cut off three transit channels supplying Russian gas to Europe in the winter. After this action, the volume of energy supply to EU countries decreased by 7 times, after which the Kiev side accused Gazprom company of being behind this incident.

After investigating, a representative of Gazprom said that a day they transit about 400 million cubic meters when they arrive in Europe, but only 40 million cubic meters are transferred to the rest in Ukraine. The Kiev side did not admit this and demanded to replenish the missing gas, and continued to demand an increase in transit fees. Through this incident, it can be seen that Kiev has used its gas pipeline system to put pressure on Russia and consider it as a tool of political blackmail.

Therefore, Russia is determined to build the Nord Stream – 2 gas pipeline running along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, when it comes into operation, the European Union will be guaranteed an adequate energy supply at very attractive prices. .

At the same time, this gas pipeline project is only economic, not political, and certainly not a “Kremlin weapon” as many pro-Western experts, including Kiev, say. It is much cheaper to transport gas across the Baltic Sea than through Ukraine’s gas transit system.

Once completed, the Nord Stream – 2 project will help avoid possible risks due to supply disruptions to Europe like Kiev did. Therefore, at present, some countries, especially Germany, actively support this project and confirm that this project will definitely be completed in the near future and Germany will become a gas transit station to European countries.

Nguyen Dong


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