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Ukraine and US agree to oppose Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Staff Writer |
Kiev and Washington have agreed to oppose construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline jointly, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement late on Monday following a meeting of Minister Pavel Klimkin with U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

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Klimkin and Perry agreed to “take joint actions to further oppose implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project that disrupts Europe’s energy security and stability,” the statement read.

Perry also confirmed that the U.S. opposes the project and offers its own energy supplies to replace Russia’s energy resources on his Twitter page.

“The U.S. remains opposed to Nord Stream 2 and any energy source that can be held hostage by unstable state actors. The U.S. stands ready to support our allies with abundant, affordable energy,” he said.

The Nord Stream 2 project envisages construction of two lines of a natural gas pipeline with an annual capacity of up to 55 billion cubic meters, running from the Russian shore to Germany under the Baltic Sea. Gazprom will implement the project together with Germany’s E.ON and BASF, Royal Dutch Shell, Austria’s OMV, and France’s Engie.


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