Poroshenko: Kyiv offered German companies to manage Ukrainian gas transportation system

Ukraine continues its struggle to halt the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline said President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a briefing with Angela Merkel, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

The President of Ukraine noted that the Nord Stream 2 is not a new topic in discussions between the European Union, Germany and Ukraine.

“We firmly declare that we continue our fight to halt the construction of Nord Stream 2 inviting German companies to participate in the management of the Ukrainian gas transportation system,” said Poroshenko at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

On April 1, Moody's rating agency confirmed the Chief Executive Officer of Ukrainian state energy company Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolyev’s statement about the delay in the Nord Stream gas pipeline construction due to Denmark’s position. In addition, the Danish Energy Agency asked Nord Stream 2 AG to prepare an environmental assessment of an alternative gas pipeline in the Danish exclusive economic zone.

Previously, Denmark refused to agree on the Nord Stream 2 route, which was supposed to pass through its territory.

The construction of this gas pipeline has been at the center of international attention since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. Germany is trying to convince other countries to support Nord Stream 2, since it will pass through the Baltic Sea, connecting Russian suppliers with consumers in Europe.

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