Ukraine and Poland have agreed to take joint steps to prevent the implementation of the Russian project “Northern stream-2”. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the MFA of Ukraine.
According to representatives of the Ministry, during the visit of Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba in Warsaw, the sides discussed cooperation in the energy sector and the important role the two countries play in ensuring the energy security of Europe. The Ministry also noted that both countries intend to further develop a tripartite Memorandum of understanding between Ukraine, Poland and the USA on cooperation in the energy sector with the aim of diversifying sources of energy supply.
The representatives of Poland and Ukraine underlined that the Russian project “Northern stream-2” is a threat to European security in the energy sector, and agreed to prevent its implementation.
Earlier, the House of representatives approved defense budget in 2021, which contains expanded sanctions against Russian pipeline “Nord stream-2”. In particular, the project proposes to extend restrictive measures on companies and individuals who contribute significantly to the sale, lease, or provide ships for the laying of pipes for construction of gas pipelines, as well as their insurance.
The gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea was supposed to start in late 2019. The project launch date was postponed to the turn of the 2020-2021 years, first because of the position of Denmark, which did not coordinate the route of the project through their water and then because of the U.S. sanctions against companies involved in the project.