Kuleba: De-occupation, Ukraine’s energy security should be among conditions for launch of Nord Stream 2
The condition for the launch of Nord Stream 2 should be the de-occupation of Ukrainian territories and the energy security of Ukraine, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has said.
The minister posted this on Twitter.
“Nord Stream 2 is primarily a threat to Ukraine’s security, not just our economy. We are against NS2. The condition for its launch should be the deoccupation of our territories and energy security of Ukraine. Fair compensation for threats. I stated this in my Berlin talks last week,” the minister wrote.
As Ukrinform reported, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said at a joint briefing with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin on June 9 that security and economic guarantees of maintaining the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after the launch of Nord Stream 2, if completed, should be the subject of detailed international negotiations.
Maas, in turn, said that the German side had warned the Kremlin that the completion of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was tied to the continued transit of Russian gas through Ukraine.