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Europe could lose most important element of safety and get into dependence on Russia, if not refuse to participate in the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”. This was stated by the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy at the conference “Lessons of the hybrid of the decade: what you need to know to successfully move forward,” reports “UKRINFORM”.
“The Ukrainian Parliament, government and President are, and warn Europe from participation in the project “Northern stream-2″. Because we, more than anyone, know how Russia can use the energy whip to corrupt and influence the political elite,” explained Parubiy.
In addition, the policy proposed to invite the United States to use the gas transportation system (GTS) of Ukraine, to protect her from Moscow. In his opinion, the GTS is a “must have platform sharing with our American colleagues to never and does not realize the energy strategy of Russia for taking control of the Ukrainian GTS”.
On 2 November the German Chancellor Angela Merkel explained the difference between the approaches of Germany and Ukraine to the “Nord stream-2”. According to her, Berlin is not going to refuse from participation in the construction of the pipeline, but wants to save for Kiev guarantee the transit role. Parubiy once again urged Merkel to abandon the financing of the project, citing the risk of imbalance and the security of the whole Europe.
The total cost of the “Nord stream-2” is around 10 billion euros. He will be laid across the Baltic sea in the territorial waters of five countries — Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Denmark. The introduction of the pipeline into operation is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2019.
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