Ukraine urges international community to prevent construction of Nord Stream 2

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine called on foreign parliaments, governments and the world business community not to participate in the preparation, financing or lobbying of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

The resolution (No. 8111) regarding the Verkhovna Rada’s appeal to the international community regarding the inadmissibility of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and the monopoly of the Russian Federation in the world’s gas markets was supported by 266 people’s deputies on Thursday.

The Ukrainian Parliament called for consultations between the Government of Ukraine and the European Commissions on preventing the construction of the gas pipeline, according to Article 247 of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU and Article 6 of the Treaty on the Establishment of the Energy Community.

People’s deputies also advocate the distribution of personal and sectoral sanctions on Gazprom and its affiliates, which were imposed because of Russian armed aggression against Ukraine.

The Verkhovna Rada called for regulatory, infrastructural and other dependable and firm measures to be taken to reduce the monopoly influence of Russian companies in the energy markets of Europe, Central Asia and the Far East.

People’s deputies pointed out that Gazprom’s intention to implement the Nord Stream 2 project will become an assertion of Russia’s absolute monopoly on the European gas market, and the consequences of the project’s implementation will go far beyond the commerce or internal affairs of the EU countries and lead to an energy crisis as well as economic and political destabilization throughout Europe.

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