Ukraine initiates consultations with European Commission and Germany on Nord Stream-2

Ukraine has already sent official notes to Brussels and Berlin.Kuleba stated that "North Stream-2" threatens the security of Ukraine / photo UNIANKuleba stated that “North Stream-2” threatens the security of Ukraine / photo UNIAN

Ukraine is initiating consultations with the European Commission and Germany on Nord Stream-2 .

This was announced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba on Twitter .

He wrote that Ukraine had already sent official notes to Brussels and Berlin, and stated that Nord Stream 2 threatened Ukraine’s security.

“According to Article 274 of the Association Agreement with the EU, Ukraine is officially initiating consultations with the European Commission and Germany on Nord Stream 2, which threatens Ukraine’s security and violates the principles of diversification of the EU Energy Union. The Foreign Ministry has already sent notes to Brussels and Berlin.” noted Kuleb.

Nord Stream-2

The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the construction and operation of two branches of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany.

The construction of the gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine was planned to be completed by the end of 2019 together with the already existing Nord Stream-1.

Its construction was suspended due to US sanctions against contractors, but resumed in February 2021. Nord Stream 2 AG decided to complete it on its own.

On July 21, it became known that the  United States and Germany had reached an agreement on Russia ‘s Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline . 

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(C)UNIAN 2021

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