The exit of Germany from the «Nord stream — 2» will harm Ukraine, said Maas

© Photo : Nord Stream 2 Corp. in TwitterСтроительство pipeline Nord stream-2. Archive photoThe exit of Germany from the «Nord stream — 2» will harm Ukraine, said Maas© Photo : Nord Stream 2 Corp. Twitter

The possible withdrawal of Germany from the «Nord stream-2» will not stop the pipeline project, but only will reduce possibilities of the German side to defend partial conservation of gas supplies through Ukraine, reported Reuters citing the statement of foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas.

Earlier, the General Secretary of the German Christian democratic Union Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer the TV channel ARD said that the EU needs to renew discussion on the project «Nord stream — 2».

«Its construction of the (gas — ed.) will continue, but there will be no acting in defense of alternative gas transit through Ukraine. That’s why we believe it is important to maintain political involvement», — quotes the words of the Maas Agency.

«Out of the project also would mean the rejection of this political demands,» the Minister said.

Earlier, the head of the German foreign Ministry 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.

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.

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