Contents tagged with Nord Stream - 2

  • The USA calls on Germany to abandon Nord Stream 2 pipleline

    The United States welcomed recent steps by the European Union to hold Russia responsible for aggression against Ukraine, US Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino stated on the US State Department website on Sunday, December 16. Washington supports the resolution of the European Parliament calling for the cancellation of the Nord Stream 2 project.

    “The European Parliament’s December 12 resolution reiterates the importance of Ukraine’s role in the European energy supply network and condemns the …

  • US House of Representatives supports sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipleline

    On Tuesday, December 11, the House of Representatives of the United States Congress approved the resolution condemning the construction of Nord Stream 2, the main gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, and supported the imposition of sanctions to counteract this project.

    Laying the pipeline would be "a dramatic step backward in the issue of European energy security and interests of the United States,” the document noted. “Russia’s geopolitical interest in Nord Stream 2 is not about increasing …

  • Merkel’s party calls for action against Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Angela Merkel’s intention to step down from the position of leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, and later from the position of federal chancellor, threatens to cause trouble for Russia.

    Merkel’s most likely successor as head of the ruling CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, has criticized Russia for exacerbating the conflict with Ukraine, and has identified the Nord Stream 2 project as a possible target of response measures.

    Refusing to support the project at all would be …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister: Nord Stream 2 is Russia's weapon in war against Europe

    On Sunday, the press service of the Ministers Cabinet reported that Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman described the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project in Russia as a subtle form of war against Europe.

    "Nord Stream 2 is a form of disguised war against Europe. We know what it is like to be dependent on Russia energetically and politically. We know how dangerous it is, from our own experience. Therefore, we now view this project as one of Russia's geopolitical weapons," said Groysman in an …

  • Poland and Denmark sign agreement to build gas pipeline in Baltic Sea

    Poland and Denmark have agreed to go ahead with the Baltic Pipe, which will span 900 km of the bottom of the Baltic Sea, and is scheduled to start supplying Poland with Norwegian gas in 2022.

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted that the agreement had been signed on November 30.

    “Today we were able to make a quantum leap towards the security and independence of the Polish energy sector. An investment decision was made to create the strategic Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, which will …

  • President of Slovakia: Nord Stream 2 is a purely political project

    The President of Slovakia, Andrei Kiska, at a joint briefing with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, announced that Nord Stream 2 is a purely political project, reports "112 Ukraine".

    "Slovakia has always emphasized that this is not economic, but a political project, and it is very important to understand this when someone constantly repeats that this is only a business project. Absolutely not! This is a purely political project," said Kiska.

    In turn, Petro Poroshenko added that today …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: After completing Nord Stream 2 Russia will continue war in Ukraine

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warns that once the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been built, nothing will hold Russia back from further aggression in Ukraine. He made a statement to this effect during the FOTAR conference in Hamburg, the Polish Press Agency reports.

    If the Ukrainian gas transmission system is no longer needed once the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been built, Morawiecki asks, “what will stop Vladimir Putin from going to Kyiv?”

    “You will be surprised by who I am going to …

  • Pompeo: Nord Stream 2 undermines the economic and strategic security of Ukraine

    During the joint press-conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Washington, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he believes that the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea undermines the economic and strategic security of Ukraine.

    "We’ll keep working together to stop the Nord Stream 2 project that undermines Ukraine’s economic and strategic security and risks further compromising the sovereignty of European nations that depend on Russian gas,”  …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine-US relations stronger and more productive than ever

    In a post about this on his Facebook page, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lauded the results achieved by the Ukraine-US Strategic Partnership Commission, and said that there is a solid basis for expanding the success of the bilateral collaboration in various areas.

     “Congratulations on the encouraging results of the work, resumed after a long pause, of the Ukrainian-American Strategic Partnership Commission. I am grateful to President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo, and all our …

  • The US promises to work with Ukraine to oppose Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The United States will work with Kyiv to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline initiated by Russia, stated the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo at a press conference following the meeting with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin.

    The US State Secretary said that he would not allow Moscow to put Ukraine under pressure. “We do not want our European friends to fall prey to the kind of political and economic manipulation Russia has attempted in Ukraine since it cast off …