Ukraine calls on Denmark to oppose Nord Stream-2 pipeline
Ukraine is counting on Denmark to unite with it in opposing the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.
This was reported on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers in following the talks between Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and the head of the Danish government, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
“Kyiv is counting on continued support regarding the issue of opposing the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline as a direct threat to the energy security of not only Ukraine but also of European countries,” the report said.
Groysman and Rasmussen also expressed their readiness to increase economic cooperation between the two countries and actively cooperate in countering hybrid aggression.
“Ukraine considers Denmark to be one of the priority markets in export strategy and is ready to support the implementation of projects of Danish companies with regard to energy saving,” the Cabinet noted.
In 2017, Ukraine exported more than $263 million in goods to Denmark. In January-March 2018, trade in goods and services between the two countries amounted to $136.9 million.
Germany, Finland, and Sweden have already given their approval for the construction of Nord Stream-2. Denmark said that its approval was contingent upon a guarantee from Russia that it would continue to provide gas to Europe through Ukraine.
On June 18, President Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine is creating a group in the EU to halt the construction of Nord Stream-2.