Contents tagged with Nord Stream - 2

  • Ukrainian President warns Europe against Russia's gas blackmail

    The Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is a geopolitical tool to pressure Western Europe. European countries’ dependence on Russia’s gas supplies opens a large field for blackmail, said president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in an interview with the publication Rheinische Post.

    According to him, the Nord Stream-2 project makes no economic sense. "This is Russia’s attempt to weaken Ukraine, but above all, Putin wants to put geopolitical pressure on Western Europe," believes the Ukrainian president.

    In …

  • Putin: Russia ready to finance Nord Stream 2 in event of US sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is prepared to fully finance the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if the US places sanctions on participants of the consortium.

    Putin informed the German government of these plans during his visit to the Schloss Meseberg on August 18, when he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports, citing informed sources.

    At present, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is being built by an international consortium of …

  • Russia begins construction of Nord Stream- 2 in the Gulf of Finland

    On Wednesday, September 5, Russia started construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline in the Finnish waters of the Gulf of Finland reported the press service of Nord Stream 2 AG.

    The Vessel Solitaire is carrying out the work. Pipes are welded together on the board of the vessel, after which the pipeline is lowered to the seabed. Russia plans to conduct the laying of pipes round the clock.

    The pipe layer ship will first lay part of the pipeline in the Finnish exclusive economic zone and …

  • Media: Merkel will visit Kyiv to force Ukraine’s reconciliation with Russia's Gazprom

    The key topic of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Kyiv, scheduled for early November, is the continuation of the Russian gas transit through Ukraine after the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline construction is completed, writes the Polish edition of Gazeta Wyborcza.

    The publication notes that many European experts and politicians have criticized the intention to implement the Nord Stream-2 project, which will only strengthen the EU's dependence on Russian gas. After the launch of the new …

  • Germany to abandon Nord Stream 2 if US imposes sanctions

    The German concern Uniper, one of Gazprom’s five European partners participating in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, will be forced to pull out of the project if it is placed under US sanctions, said Uniper board member Christopher Delbrück on Wednesday, as reported by Down Jones.

    According to him, the risk of sanctions exceeds the possible losses for the concern if it withdraws from the collaboration with Gazprom.

    “Of course, Uniper cannot risk US sanctions,” he said, “In …

  • Latvia: Nord Stream-2 pipeline is dangerous for transatlantic relations

    Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkēvičs believes that Nord Stream-2 can become a big problem in transatlantic relations, as stated in a report on the results of the meeting in the Norwegian city of Stavanger which was published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.

    Rinkēvičs said that the Nord Stream-2 project threatens to increase dependence on a single gas supplier, which contradicts the principles of the Energy Union.

    “Energy is not only a question of European …

  • 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  …