The President of Ukraine and President of the European Council discussed the situation with the “Northern stream – 2”.
On 14 November the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky held a telephone conversation with President of the European Council Donald Tusk. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian President.
Policy discussed the implementation of agreements of the 21st summit Ukraine – EU.
“A separate topic of conversation was the energy security in Europe, including the situation with the implementation of the project “Northern stream – 2″. The two sides agreed on the importance of strict adherence by member States of the European Union EU energy legislation,” – said the press service.
Tusk assured Zelensky in his unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. He added that he also supports reforms in Ukraine.
“Nord stream – 2” gas pipeline that will link Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea. The length of the trail is more than 1,200 km, the new pipeline’s capacity will be 55 billion m3 of gas per year. The cost of the project is €9.5 billion, half of it financed by the Russian “Gazprom” and five European companies: Anglo-Dutch Shell, German Wintershall and Uniper, Engie French and Austrian OMV.
The authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are considered “Nord stream – 2” the threat to Europe’s energy security.
In 2018, Germany, Finland and Sweden were allowed to lay the pipeline through its territory, Denmark was the last country that was not allowed. Because of this, the operator of the project proposed to build the pipeline around Denmark.
30 Oct 2019 Danish energy Agency gave permission for the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2”, held at the continental shelf of Denmark.
In “Gazprom” predicted that “Nord stream – 2” will be put into operation before the end of 2019, but because of the position of Denmark, the pipeline will be able to start until the spring of 2020, reported “Vedomosti”.