Poroshenko did not comment on the words on the dependence of Germany on Russia

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The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko refused to comment on the words of the American leader Donald trump that Germany controlled Russia in gas supplies.

«I like the idea to comment the words of President trump. There are many people who could prokomentirovat. I don’t want to comment on the words of the German Chancellor. I am the President of Ukraine, a sovereign and independent state», — said Poroshenko in an interview with France 24.

Speaking about the construction of the pipeline «Nord stream-2», the Ukrainian President noted that it was «not a commercial project, it has nothing to do with the economy». According to him, «Ukraine has spare capacity for the transit of Russian gas to Europe,» so the additional expenditure of «tens of billions of dollars» unnecessarily.

«Thus, it is only a political project to make Europe more dependent on Russia, is a danger to energy security and the danger for the European competitiveness. In this situation, I fully support… the evaluation of trump,» — said Poroshenko.

Trump in the last days, while in Europe, has repeatedly spoken out against the construction of «Nord stream-2», calling it unacceptable to have a flow «pipe dollars» in Russia. In Brussels, where the NATO summit, trump said that Germany is fully controlled by Russia over gas supplies. He thinks it’s absolutely unacceptable that Germany pays billions for Russian gas and plans to build a new pipeline, while the United States needs to defend it as a NATO ally, spending on defence disproportionately Berlin.

The project «Northern stream-2» involves the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The United States opposes this project. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in this regard, said that trump has the interests of American business in the supply of LNG to Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel for its part has repeatedly said that Berlin considers the project «Northern stream-2» commercial, however, it linked its implementation with the preservation of Russian gas transit through Ukraine.

Poroshenko did not comment on the words on the dependence of Germany on Russia«Nord stream – 2»