Yatsenyuk: “Nord Stream-2″ will deprive Ukraine $ 2 billion in profits [old song about the main thing]

MOSCOW, November 6 - RIA Novosti. In the case of the project “North Stream-2″ Ukraine will lose two billion dollars in profits, said Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk after meeting with the heads of government of the Baltic States in Riga, reports Ukraine’s Ministry Portal:

If Russia and some Western companies to build the North Stream-2, it will deprive Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland, revenues and deliver the EU’s energy independence, - the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk after meeting with the head of government of the Baltic States in the framework of his working visit to Riga on Thursday , November 5.

He noted that the energy issue was raised at the meeting of Heads of Government, and expressed gratitude for their firm stance on this.

The Prime Minister expressed his deep concern about the idea of ​​building the Nord Stream-2. He stressed that if Russia and some Western companies to build the North Stream-2, it will deprive Ukraine 2 billion. Dollars in profits, Slovakia - 0.8 billion. Dollars in profits, Poland - 0.4 billion. Dollars, “And it would deprive the EU of real energy independence. ”

The Prime Minister asked the European Commission and the Heads of Government of the Baltic States “to get serious about this issue.”

Yatsenyuk stressed that the project must meet all the criteria of the Third Energy Package, “We, as a state Ukraine, are convinced that this project has nothing to do with economic issues, but political.”

The project “North Stream-2″ involves the construction of two gas pipeline strings with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas annually from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to the German coast. Shareholders’ Agreement for joint project company New European Pipeline AG, which will deal with the construction of the gas pipeline was signed on September 4.

6 November 2015

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