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Washington is going to impose sanctions against the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2,” said U.S. energy Secretary Rick Perrie during a speech in Kiev, reports “Interfax”.
According to him, the US plans to prepare a bill that will impose the necessary constraints for the project. Perry has repeatedly stated that the US is unhappy with the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream”, which will allow Russia to refuse from Ukrainian transit.
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky before during a meeting with the US delegation also asked to strengthen sanctions against Russia.”To overcome Russian aggression in Donbas and Crimea, we can not. Therefore, we need your help,” he said.
Earlier, the Deputy head of the European Commission for the Energy Union maroš Šefčovič, proposed Zelensky to organize a new tripartite Ministerial meeting of the Ukraine — Russia — EU to discuss gas transit after 2019.
The current contract for the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine ends at the end of the year. In the country fear that the launch of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream” will make Ukrainian gas transportation system demand.
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