US Department of State: Nord Stream-2 pipeline will undermine Ukraine's energy independence

The US opposes the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, which will have negative consequences for the energy sector and the economy of Ukraine, as stated by the US Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan, during his speech at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, UNIAN reports.

Speaking about energy policy concerning Ukraine, the diplomat said that the United States stands for Ukraine's stable, independent, self-sufficient energy future.

"The future will not depend on Russia and will not be an instrument of Russian aggression, for this reason we are against the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, which will undermine our goal of diversification of energy and energy independence," the diplomat said.

The US Deputy Secretary of State added that this gas pipeline "at the least will significantly undermine Ukraine's independence, its energy sector and its economy."

The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the construction and operation of two gas pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany.
Opponents of the project, including Poland, the Baltic States and Denmark, argue that the Nord Stream 2 will increase the EU's dependence on Gazprom, which already supplies about a third of the EU's gas.

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