Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine. Photo: https://twitter.com/andriyyermak.

By Annie Cook (source: on pravda.com.ua)

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak said that Russia had started to use the just completed NS 2 gas pipeline as a weapon against Ukraine.

Andriy Yermak said that Ukraine expects written guarantees from its partners on further action to be taken in case Russia uses the gas pipeline as a weapon. As an example of such actions, he cited prices for gas according to the October TTF index, which surpassed $700 per 1000m3.

“We are talking and working with our partners – the US, Europe, Germany – so that Ukraine acquires a mechanism of international guarantees to ensure that if this project is used, then some steps should be taken. We are not concerned with the only economic aspect of the project and see it from the viewpoint of our country’s security,” said the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

He added that this issue was discussed both during Angela Merkel’s visit to Kiev and during President Zelensky’s visit to the US, Ukraine believes not only in words, but also in real action, said Andriy Yermak.