Ukrainian President: Nord Stream 2 must be stopped

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stressed the necessity of stopping the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project from being realized.

“Nord Stream 2 is not an economic project, it will harm European unity and must be stopped,” the president tweeted.

As Ukrinform reports, at a joint press conference with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Poroshenko said that Ukraine is prepared to give every guarantee concerning the reliability and effectiveness of gas transit through Ukraine.

“Ukraine has unique capabilities, underground depots, and has adequate reserves to increase the transit volume,” he said.

According to Poroshenko, the topic of Nord Stream 2 was raised during talks with his Estonian colleague, and was discussed separately and in great detail.

“We clearly pointed out that this project is not an economic project, and that it will harm European unity. We said clearly that at present we need to make the greatest effort we can to stop the political projects which are disrupting the unity of the European Union,” the president added.

He thanked Kaljulaid for “fully supporting” Ukraine’s position in this matter. Earlier Poroshenko said that the construction of the gas pipeline is intended to “undermine Europe’s unity”.

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