In Germany, spoke about the importance of the «Nord stream — 2»

© Photo : Nord Stream 2 / Axel SchmidtТрубы for the construction of the pipeline Nord stream — 2 in the Finnish KotkaIn Germany, spoke about the importance of the «Nord stream — 2»© Photo : Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt

The Prime Minister of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Manuela Sweig called the construction «Nord stream — 2» the «right solution» for Germany, stated in her article for the magazine Wirtschaftswoche.

«Nord stream — 2» important for Germany, because «reliable energy supply needed additional source of gas,» said Sweig.

The Prime Minister criticized opponents of the pipeline construction, noting that «some critics pursue their own economic interests.»

It is also called «nonsense» the allegation that because of the pipeline, Germany will fall into complete dependence on Russia. «Both sides are interested in reliable supply. While Germany will continue to obtain most of the required energy from other sources. The country itself has to decide where and in what way it takes the necessary energy,» said the author.

While Sweig expressed confidence that «Russia and Germany have common interests, to return to a close partnership».

Earlier, the Chairman of the Board German-Russian forum Matthias Platzeck expressed the opinion that the project of the pipeline «Nord stream — 2» may be the key to relations between the two countries.

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 existing «Northern stream».

Against the implementation of the project several countries, in particular Ukraine. In Kiev are afraid to lose profit from the transit of Russian gas to Europe. The United States also opposed the construction of the pipeline as hatching plans to export LNG to the EU. In addition, the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland believe the project is politically motivated.

Russia has repeatedly urged not to take the pipeline as a tool of influence. According to Vladimir Putin, Moscow refers to the project solely as an economic.

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