Poroshenko: Nord Stream 2 threatens EU’s, Ukraine’s energy security

Poroshenko: Nord Stream 2 threatens EU’s, Ukraine’s energy securityNord Stream 2 gas pipeline project should be blocked as a threat to Ukraine’s and the European Union’s energy security, the president said at a joint press conference with President of the European Council Donald Rusk and President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker in Brussels.

“On energy issues I would like to confirm that Ukraine was and remains a reliable partner for the EU on the matter of gas transit as well as a solid contributor to energy security of the EU,” said the president.

“We expect the same attitude from the EU partners,” Poroshenko said.

The Ukrainian President elaborated: “Here I mean the ill-known project of the Nord Stream-2. The message of Ukraine is very clear: the Nord Stream -2 is our greatest concern as of today and it should be blocked as the project which undermines both Ukraine’s and Europe’s energy security.”

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk had called on the EU to block the Nord Stream 2 project, as it inflicts great damage on the eastern European states.

According to earlier information, the Czech Republic and Greece chose not to sign an appeal of the governments of seven central and eastern European states to the European Commission demanding the organization block the construction of the gas pipeline, aimed to deliver Russian gas to Germany’s coast through the Baltic Sea.
Poroshenko: Nord Stream 2 threatens EU’s, Ukraine’s energy security

The appeal was initiated by Poland and Slovakia, and later joined by Hungary, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The signatories expected the issue of blocking the Nord Stream 2 to be put in the agenda of EU summit in December.

Source: UNIAN
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