KOBOLEV commented issued in Germany permit for the construction of the “Nord stream – 2”

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Permission of Germany for the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2” is the next call for Ukraine. About this in his Facebook wrote the head of “Naftogaz Ukraine” Andriy KOBOLEV.

“Another Wake-up call for all of us (including specialists conveyor the creation of working groups). He’s still not the latest, but time for action from the Ukrainian side there are very few,” – said KOBOLEV.

Черговий дзвіночок для всіх нас (включно з фахівцями конвеєрного створення робочих груп). Він ще не останній, але часу для дій з українського боку залишилось дуже мало.

Posted by Andriy Kobolyev on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

31 Jan North German state of Mecklenburg – Vorpommern gave its consent to the construction of Russian gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2”.

For the final construction permit by Germany require the consent of the Federal office of Maritime navigation and hydrography, as well as four of the Federal States through whose territory the pipeline must pass.

The project “Northern stream – 2”, headed by former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion m3 of gas per year from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea. The existing gas pipeline “Nord stream” consists of two strings with a length of 1224 km with a capacity of 27.5 billion m3 each. It runs along the bottom of the Baltic sea. Gazprom began deliveries on this gas pipeline in 2012.

In December 2015, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that the project of the second turn of the pipeline “Nord stream” does not correspond to the energy regulations of the EU (Third energy package) and undermining Ukraine’s role as gas transit country.

In March 2016, eight EU countries (Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Estonia and Lithuania) signed a letter to the European Commission to protest against the gas pipeline project. At the same time, its construction support Germany, France, Austria and the Netherlands, writes “Deutsche Welle”.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the EU has no unanimous agreement regarding the negotiations with Russia on the “Nord stream – 2”.

To start the second phase of the pipeline “Nord stream” with a total length of 1,200 km is planned in 2018. Estimated project cost – €9,5 billion euros.