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The ambassador of Ukraine recognized disagreements of Kiev and Berlin on "Nord Stream — 2" - RIA Novosti, 9/4/2018


Pipes for construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline. Archival photo
KIEV, 4 Sep — RIA Novosti. The Ukrainian ambassador in Germany Andrey Melnik recognized existence of disagreements between Kiev and Berlin concerning construction of "Nord Stream-2", having called it test for strategic partnership of two countries.© RIA Novosti / Igor Samoylov For you, for us, for gas. Moscow and Berlin are ready to resist Sshaproyekt "Nord Stream-2" assumes construction of two gas pipelines with a general power of 55 billion cubic meters of gas a year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The new pipeline is planned to be constructed near the operating Nord Stream. He will pass through territorial or exclusive economic zones of the countries located along coast of the Baltic Sea — the Russian Federation, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. From the listed countries of the Nord Stream 2 AG company, to the operator of "Nord Stream-2", it was necessary to get construction licenses only from Denmark. "Nord Stream-2" is one of the greatest tests for strategic partnership of Ukraine and Germany. Here we with Germany have disagreements. It is the fact" — the ambassador in the interview to the Evropeyskaya Pravda edition published on Tuesday has told. According to him, some "shifts" in a question of construction of "Nord Stream-2" have appeared after the last visit of the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to Berlin and its negotiations with the chancellor Angela Merkel. "After it there was a position of the government of Germany, important for us, that there have to be guarantees of preservation of transit through Ukraine. And since then this position in Berlin has only amplified" — the salting.© has added the Photo: A Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt of Danger for "Nord Stream — 2", true and мнимыеПротив realization of "Nord Stream-2" acts a number of the countries, in particular, Ukraine which is afraid to lose income from transit of the Russian gas, and the USA having ambitious export targets to Europe of the LNG. Besides, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in common stated that they don't approve construction. Their leaders are also sure that it is the political project. At the same time the Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Nord Stream-2 project is exclusively commercial and has no political background. As Peskov noted, "Nord Stream-2" — the large international project aimed including at providing energy security of Europe. The German chancellor Angela Merkel, in return, repeatedly noted that Berlin considers the Nord Stream-2 project as commercial. However at the same time she coordinates his realization to preservation of transit of the Russian gas through Ukraine. "Nord Stream – 2"

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