Germany expects Russia to maintain gas transit through Ukraine after the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is put into operation, said German government spokesman Steffen Seibert. He said that he expects Russia to comply with the relevant agreements.
“For the FRG government, it was and still is of central importance that Ukraine should retain its status as a gas transit country even with the launch of Nord Stream 2. By signing a transit agreement, which was concluded with the mediation of the EU and the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, Russia and Ukraine charted the way for this and gave an important signal regarding the security of gas supplies to Europe. And we expect that this joint package of agreements will be respected, ”Mr. Seibert told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper (translated by RIA Novosti).
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the Russian Federation will continue to supply its gas through Ukraine. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed Kiev’s intention to fight against Nord Stream 2 until gas flows through the pipeline. The head of the Austrian company OMV, which cooperates with Gazprom on the project, suggested that Ukraine make an “attractive offer” to the Russian company.
On June 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the completion of the laying of the first string of Nord Stream 2. It can start shipping in about ten days. The second line will be completed within one and a half to two months.
About the project – in the material of “Kommersant” “Vladimir Putin announced the completion of the first string of Nord Stream-2”.