Poland urged to put pressure on the countries supporting the «Nord stream — 2»

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The Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz during his visit to Ukraine called after the incident in the Kerch Strait to exert pressure on the countries supporting the «Nord stream — 2».

«I think there is a chance to delay the implementation of the project. This latest aggression in the sea of Azov must show the international community where Russia is ready and how she can use such projects against other States. I hope that now a very good time to exert pressure on countries that want to implement this project, and you need to prove that their position is unreasonable and dangerous,» said Czaputowicz during a press conference with foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in Kiev.

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. Against the project actively support Ukraine, which fears to lose the income from the transit of Russian gas, and a number of European countries, including Poland, Latvia and Lithuania and also the USA, the EU promotes its liquefied natural gas. They called the project the political and threatening Europe’s energy security. The Russian side has repeatedly stated that the project «Northern stream — 2» is a completely commercial, competitive, and pointed out that it does not involve the termination of Russian gas transit through Ukraine to the EU.

Germany, the largest EU economy, supports «Nord stream — 2». Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas after the incident in the Kerch Strait, said that «Nord stream — 2» — commercial project and no country will benefit if the German or other European companies will refuse to participate in it.

On Sunday, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine «Berdyansk», «Nikopol» and «Yana Kapu» — violated the border of Russia, included in the temporarily closed waters of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation and moved from the Black sea to Kerch Strait. They maneuvered in a dangerous manner, did not obey the lawful demands of the Russian authorities and was arrested.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident in the Kerch Strait provocation, noting that among the crew members of Ukrainian vessels violating border of the Russian Federation, were two employees of the security service of Ukraine, who actually led the operation. Meanwhile, Putin stressed that Russian border guards had performed their functions for the protection of the state border. According to him, the provocation in the Black sea tied to a low rating of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko before the elections. Putin said that Poroshenko has a chance of not even go in the second round, so he needs to do something to exacerbate the situation and create insurmountable obstacles for competitors, especially from the opposition.

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