Contents tagged with Nord Stream 2

  • Naftogaz Chief: Nord Stream 2 is partially a military project

    The CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine, Andriy Kobolyev, said during a broadcast on Channel 5 that the company's task for 2018 is to halt the Nord Stream 2 project by reforming the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS).

    "Indeed, this pipeline is a big risk, and its construction will fundamentally undermine the economy of the whole country. We believe that its construction is partly a military project, [and] that Putin's goal is to eliminate the transport of Russian gas from the territory of …

  • Poland called Nord Stream gas pipeline fatal for Ukraine

    The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline could lead to tragic consequences for Ukraine, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki believes, as reported by Dziennik."We believe that Nord Stream 2 is a very harmful project that threatens the security of Central Europe. This is a project that can be fatal for Ukraine, for our closest neighbor," Morawiecki said.

    According to him, since Ukraine is excluded from the Russian plan to transport gas to Europe, nothing else will prevent Moscow …

  • President of Poland: Nord Stream 2 carries threats to Europe's energy security

    Poland, like Ukraine, opposes the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, stated Polish President Andrzej Duda.

    "Poland's position on the Nord Stream-2 issue is unchanged. We are absolutely against this investment. We believe that it violates European norms, that it is against the interests of the European Union, and here our positions (with Ukraine - IF) are unequivocal from the very beginning, identical, and unchanged," Duda stated at a joint briefing with Ukrainian President Petro …

  • US Envoy for International Energy Affairs: we support those who oppose Nord Stream 2

    Sue Saarnio, Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, spoke about this in an interview with BBC Ukraine during her visit to Ukraine.

    "We are on the side of those countries that oppose Nord Stream 2. We believe that it does not contribute to the diversification of energy supplies nor the diversification of routes.”

     “We believe that it is dangerous for Europe to depend on almost 75% of supplies from one source," she said.

    Saarnio also said that the US understands …

  • US State Department warns of Russian energy domination in Europe

    State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert stated at a press briefing that the implementation of the Turkish Stream and Nord Stream 2 projects will strengthen Russia's dominance of energy in Europe, which will inevitably lead to a security threat for Europe.

    "We know that Europe is working to diversify its energy sector overall. It’s also assessing projects [such as Turkish Stream] that would undermine some of these efforts. We agree with many of our European partners that Nord Stream 2 and …

  • Medvedev says EU attempting to force Russia to abandon Nord Stream 2

    The EU is expanding the requirements of the Third Energy Package to force Russia to abandon the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as stated by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after participation in the ASEAN summit and the East Asian summit in the Philippines, TASS news agency reported.

    “In all likelihood, this is a way of putting pressure on our country to either force us to abandon the construction of the second line of Nord Stream, or somehow complicate this work,” …

  • Tusk urges European Union to speed up work on blocking Nord Stream 2

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has urged the EU countries to quickly draft legislation that could hinder the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project, reported Rzeczpospolita, citing the Polish Press Agency and a source in the EU.

    Donald Tusk sent a letter to the leaders of the EU countries. Not all leaders have received the letter yet, so it has not currently been published; however, it is known that the message calls on the EU countries to take up draft revisions to the gas …