Poroshenko said that “Nord stream – 2” will not
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is confident that the pipeline project “Northern stream – 2” would not be implemented. He stated this at a meeting with students of Kyiv national University of Taras Shevchenko on 8 June, the correspondent of the edition “GORDON”.
“I believe that the “Nord stream – 2″ is not much impact on the Ukrainian economy. Because it will not. I am confident that together we will be able to stop him, because this brand politikanskoy project, which is directed against Ukraine, has no economic component, which is trying to take from Ukraine nearly $3 billion To help you understand the scale, this amount is now being spent on defence of Ukraine. You understand why he built? Not for economic factors to diversify, and to leave Ukraine without money to Finance defense,” – said Poroshenko.
He noted that another important factor is safety.
“Why [Russian President Vladimir] Putin doubts before you attack our country? When we are in 2014, almost no army, why didn’t he go further? Because if the aggression is stopped and the gas pipeline network, Putin will cease to from Europe to pay for gas, and this amount last year alone was $30 billion And Russia without the money will not live. And when they will switch to bypass, this bezopastnosty factor prestanet to work. That’s why it’s so important,” – said the President of Ukraine.
“Nord stream – 2” is the second pipeline that will connect Russia with 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 euros, half 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.
The authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are considered “Nord stream – 2” threat to Europe’s energy security. The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki called the pipeline a new hybrid weapon of Russia against the West.
Germany and Finland and Sweden were allowed to build the pipeline on its territory. Denmark – yet.
Kiev insists that Russia must save the transit of gas through territory of Ukraine after the construction of the “Nord stream – 2”. According to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the supply of gas through Ukraine will depend on economic feasibility.
According to the American magazine Foreign Policy, the US may soon impose sanctions on five European companies involved in the project “Northern stream – 2”.