Ukrainian Prime Minister warns of consequences of Nord Stream 2 | Free press

Resistance to the German-Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 comes mainly from the US. But Ukraine is also clearly angry – and is now warning of possible consequences.

Berlin (AP) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Schmygal has warned of the consequences of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is under construction.

“If Nord Stream 2 goes into operation, Russia will generate a higher income, with which Moscow, among other things, finances its aggression against Ukraine,” Schmygal told the “Handelsblatt” (Monday). “That means: with the pipeline, Europe is reinforcing Russian aggression. That cannot be in the interest of the EU. Schmygal therefore expects the meeting of EU foreign ministers on Monday to send a “firm and unified signal to Moscow.” especially stricter “.

The gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 from Russia to Germany, which is twice 1200 kilometers long, is almost ready. The US and several EU countries – including Lithuania – are against the pipeline. But Germany sticks to it.

It wasn’t until Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) declared at a German-Ukrainian economic forum that she wanted to expand an energy partnership with Ukraine. She also referred to Ukraine’s importance as a gas transit country. In connection with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Germany campaigned for Ukraine to play an important role in gas transport.

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