Contents tagged with Nord Stream - 2

  • Berlin: Ukraine should modernize its gas transportation system to remain a transit country

    Ukraine must ensure long-term transit of gas through its territory by modernizing its gas transportation system (GTS), said the official government representative Steffen Seibert at a briefing in Berlin, reports Ukrinform.

    “Ukraine should reform its gas transit system in order to create conditions for the long-term transit of gas,” said Seibert.

    He did not disclose the details of the conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir …

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready for sanctions against Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Russia is ready for the possible introduction of new US sanctions against the participants in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, announced Vladimir Dzhabarov, the first deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    According to the senator, sanctions “will inevitably be introduced”. Moreover, he said that Washington should not expect them to stop the construction of the gas pipeline or facilitate the refusal from the side of any participant. “ …

  • Kremlin reports on Putin-Merkel talks in Germany

    Russian Presidential Press-Secretary Dmitry Peskov told the Russian BBC service the key points of the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The leaders met on Saturday, August 18, at the Schloss Meseberg in Germany. This was Putin’s first first visit to Germany since 2014.

    The negotiations reportedly lasted three hours. Putin and Merkel spoke for a long time face to face in the residence park. The leaders did not give a press conference at the end …

  • Berlin: Germany will not give up energy projects with Russia because of the US position

    Germany will not give up agreements with Russia in the energy sector, in particular, on the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline due to the US position, announced Andrea Nahles, the head of the Social Democratic Party, in an interview with the newspaper Funke Mediengruppe.

    “We cannot afford to be dissuaded from our agreements in the field of energy policy only because the US President cannot accept this,” noted Nahles.

    Earlier, it was reported in the German Committee on Eastern  …

  • Merkel: Ukraine must remain a gas transit country

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint press statement saying that they discussed the transit of gas to the European Union through Ukraine in the Meseberg meeting, Interfax reported on Saturday, August 18.

    "In the context of Ukraine, we also talked about the transit of gas. I believe that even after the launch of the Nord Stream-2, Ukraine must continue to play its role in gas transit to Europe." I am very pleased that we managed to begin the …

  • Putin’s invitation to foreign minister’s wedding draws criticism in Austria

    Austria has criticized the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin was invited to the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl. The Russian president’s visit “damages” Austria, Austrian political scientist Gerhard Mangott told the German Press Agency in an interview.

    Mangott believes that the upcoming visit will cause people to suspect that Austria is “Russia’s Trojan horse in the EU”. The political scientist also says that Putin is being given an opportunity to demonstrate that …

  • Merkel to discuss Ukraine and Nord Stream 2 with Putin in Germany

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Schloss Meseberg on August 18, the federal government announced. Merkel will discuss “current foreign policy issues” with Putin, including the Syrian conflict, the situation in eastern Ukraine, and issues in the energy sector, particularly the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will transport gas directly from Russia to Germany.

    “Next Saturday, on August 18, the chancellor and government representatives will …

  • First Nord Stream 2 pipes laid in Germany

    The first pipes have been laid as part of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project near the German coast of the  Baltic Sea, reported the German company Uniper, one of the European partners of Gazprom. The project was started in late July, said Uniper’s financial director Christopher Delbruck in a presentation the company’s website.

    The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will pass along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, for more than 1,200 kilometers and with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. The cost of …

  • Ukraine's Naftogaz: Nord Stream 2 can still be stopped

    The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which would be used to transit Russian gas to Europe in circumvention of Ukraine, can still be stopped, Naftogaz commercial director Yuriy Vitrenko told Deutsche Welle.

    According to him, the position of Denmark, whose government has not yet given authorization for the pipeline to be laid through its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, could be a serious obstacle for Gazprom. According to the existing plan, Nord Stream 2 is …

  • US threatens sanctions for participation in Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    European companies participating in the “Nord Stream 2” pipeline will incur the serious risk of sanctions from the US stated Frank Fannon, US Assistant Secretary of State and Energy Resources, according to Voice of America.

    “Companies that operate in the Russian energy pipeline sector are engaging in business activity that carries with it a significant risk of sanctions, this applies to Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream,” said Fannon.

    He also expressed the opinion of the US government about the …