Groysman: as soon As Russia starts to dominate the gas market, it will stop delivery
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit called “Nord stream – 2” is another hybrid weapon of Russia, the press service of the Cabinet.
“We perceive the “Nord stream – 2″ in the following way: Russia wants to take Europe hostage, it is the idea of another hybrid weapon against Europe. As soon as Russia starts to dominate the gas market, it will stop delivery. Give me a guarantee that Russia gave in last time and held to it?” he said.
Groisman added that Ukraine wants to become a gas power and begin to export gas.
“We can make it until 2025. And you can profitably invest in Ukraine and to obtain energy resources from another source,” – said the Prime Minister.
He noted that Ukrainian gas transport system that can transport 146 billion m3 of gas a year, is quite reliable.
“Nord stream – 2” – the second gas pipeline that will link Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea. The length of the trail is more than 1,200 km, the new pipeline’s capacity will be 55 billion m3 of gas per year. The cost of the project is €9.5 billion, half of it financed by the Russian “Gazprom” and five European companies. In “Gazprom” predicts that “Nord stream – 2” will be put into operation before the end of 2019.
Germany, Finland and Sweden were allowed to lay the pipeline through its territory, Denmark – no. The operator of the project proposed to build the pipeline around Denmark.
The authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are considered “Nord stream – 2” the threat to Europe’s energy security.
In July of 2018 Senator from Wyoming Republican John Barrasso introduced in Congress a bill on sanctions against the “Nord stream – 2”. The Minister of energy of the USA Rick Perry did not rule out that against the Russian Federation will take new restrictive measures that will affect the “Nord stream – 2”.
American President Donald trump announced on September 18 that the U.S. is not going to impose sanctions against foreign companies that are involved in the construction of the pipeline.
On November 12 the Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin during a meeting with the American delegation headed by Minister of energy of the USA Rick Perry agreed that the countries will work together to oppose the implementation of the project “Northern stream – 2”.