The Prime Minister of Ukraine believes Nord Stream-2 will not be completed

The Prime Minister of Ukraine believes Nord Stream-2 will not be completed


Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal recently expressed skepticism that the Russian-German Nord Stream-2 project will not be able to be completed. He believes that the claims that Nord Stream-2 has completed over 90% are not the final fate of the project.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal believes that, even if 90% complete, Nord Stream-2 can be prevented.

In an effort to show that Kiev can reverse the progress of the project, Prime Minister Shmygal said Ukraine would discuss in detail with its German counterpart an agreement to compensate for the economic damage of the project. This may make Nord Stream-2 difficult to stream.

Specifically, Mr. Shmygal said that Ukraine will be able to agree on economic compensation if the gas pipeline is started. But this is not a purely economic project but a political one, and Kiev wants to force Germany to act more aggressively, not only for Ukraine’s economic interests but also for its energy security. Europe.

The action that Mr. Shmygal is referring to are agreements between Germany and Ukraine that clearly stipulate the compensation that Kiev will receive once Russia fully uses Nord Stream-2 to sell gas to Europe without need the Ukraine transit pipeline.

“Of course, economically we can always agree with our partners on the replacement of certain economic damages, but Nord Stream-2 is not about economic, but about politics, about relationships threat to the national security of some European countries,” Shmygal said.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine said that time is still enough for Kiev to change the situation that even the US President has to admit it is too late.

“Rumors that Nord Stream-2 has been completed or will be completed are, in fact, groundless,” Ukrainian news site UNIAN quoted Shmygal as saying.

Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky plans to hold a serious discussion on Nord Stream-2 with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.

“This will be a conversation between partners. We appreciate Germany’s support, we will be grateful for it. If Ukraine and Germany do not agree on the Nord Stream 2 issue, there will be a principled dialogue,” the Ukrainian foreign minister stressed.

Mr. Kuleba said that Kiev will not change its stance on the Russian gas pipeline. According to Mr. Kuleba, Ukraine’s interests need to be taken into account when implementing the project, because the pipeline “poses a threat to the national security of countries”.

Nord Stream 2 risks depriving Ukraine of its abundant transit fees, which account for about 3% of the country’s GDP. However, Berlin has confirmed a commitment of Russia, which requires the Russian supplier to fulfill the obligation of both pipelines in parallel: transit through Ukraine and Nord Stream 2. The Russian side confirmed the conditions. this contract and affirms that Russia will strictly comply.

The Nord Stream 2 project, which passes through the territorial waters or exclusive economic zones of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, is expected to help address Europe’s energy needs and bring economic benefits. for the “old continent”. It was expected to be completed as early as the end of 2019 but was stalled by Washington’s administration imposing sanctions on companies participating in or assisting in construction.

Huy Vu

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