MFA: opponents of the «Nord stream-2» only care about their own benefit

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Opponents of the «Nord stream-2» subject to new U.S. sanctions, care about their own benefit or seek to harm Russia, said in response, Deputy Director of the Department of information and press of the MFA of Russia Anastasia Fedorova to a media question regarding the criticism of the pipeline project.

«We and many of our partners in the European Union this project is seen as extremely important from the point of view of supply in the EU pipeline gas, the demand of European consumers which will only grow in strength as of fall of own production in Europe and strong demand for this energy source,» said Fedorov, when asked to comment on criticism of the project «SP-2» by some EU countries and Washington. The text of the response posted on the official website of the Russian foreign Ministry.

According to Fedorova, Moscow has repeatedly affirmed that «Nord stream-2» is a purely commercial project. He noted that «based on market principles, should determine the economic attractiveness of certain offers for consumers».

«It seems that our American partners do not think so. In conditions when their liquefied natural gas (LNG) strongly loses in the price of Russian pipeline gas, they decided to resort to non-economic methods of struggle for the European gas market. This was the main reason for such a fierce rejection of the «Nord stream-2″ the American Congress and the American gas lobby,» — said the Deputy Director of Department of information and press.

She pointed out that «in turn lent the most cynical methods of unfair competition, when the main task is the denigration of a competitor and the impact on the counterparty, including through sanctions of intimidation, to force him to buy your more expensive product, at the same hushed, the change in market structure will lead to a change in the price of gas coming into the European Union».

«We are convinced that the opponents of the «Nord stream-2,» care not at all about Europe’s energy security, and their own interests, or are motivated by the desire to harm Russia. Of course, can be viewed as an attempt to «kill two birds with one stone». It is significant that with the attacks on the «Nord stream-2″ in the EU are mostly politicians of the limited number of countries. Leading European energy company, as far as we know, hold quite a different opinion», — said Fedorov.

She said that for Ukraine, the concept of construction of «Nord stream-2» does not imply the termination of transit of Russian gas through existing pipelines. «Preservation of gas transit through Ukraine would be possible only in the case of Kiev competitive tariffs on transit and transit leveling known risks, including withdrawal of all claims and the abolition of the absurd claims in respect of «Gazprom», — said the Deputy Director of Department of information and press.

The project «Northern stream-2» involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The new pipeline is planned to be build next to the «Nord stream». At the end of April, Nord Stream AG and 2 European partners had signed the financing agreement of the «Nord stream-2». Shell earlier reported that she, along with OMV, Engie, Uniper and Wintershall in 2017, will give Nord Stream 2 at 285 million euros.MFA: opponents of the «Nord stream-2» only care about their own benefit«Nord stream-2»