The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline creates a security deficit, forcing us into political consolidation, Polish Ambassador to Ukraine in Kyiv, Bartosz Cichocki said.
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.
Gazprom is gradually strengthening its position as a key gas exporter to south-eastern Europe.
The US Department of Defense has banned US troops stationed in Europe from buying Russian any energy resources, effective as of now.
“Hungary is ready to enter into a new long-term contract with Russia’s Gazprom,” Foreign Affairs and Economic Relations Minister Péter Szijjártó said.
It seemed that the construction of Gazprom’s gas pipeline was a foregone conclusion, but now the White House is appointing its own special representative for Nord Stream 2 just as the Russians are announcing that they are “a few weeks away” from completing the project.
Ukraine needs to start real work with Poland and other countries to become independent of Gazprom and avoid political gas blackmail in the future, Polish Ambassador to Ukraine Bartosz Cichocki has said.
Russian gas supplied to Europe via the Nord Stream has a carbon footprint that is four times smaller than from the US gas, Alexander Novak told reporters.
The State Department has notified in a report to Congress that it will not impose sanctions on the company overseeing the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany.
We must remember: this is not a question of business or just relations between the EU and Russia. It is a question of war, said the Ukrainian president in an interview with the French Le Figaro.