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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: I hope for a clear position of Western partners to prevent Nord Stream-2
18.09.2015 | 16:51
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk hopes for a very clear position of the European Commission and EU Member States to prevent the implementation of the anti-European and anti-Ukrainian Nord Stream-2 project. The Head of Government stated this at the session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Friday, 18 September.

"The Nord Stream-2 is a classic anti-European and anti-Ukrainian project," he stressed.

"If Russia with some Western companies manages to build the Nord Stream-2, it means that Russia will achieve its goals and fully deprive Ukraine of transit services of natural gas to the EU member states," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

He said that total revenues of Ukraine under the current transit contract total $2 billion per year.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that Russia together with some Western companies "wants to disable direct and secure cheap gas flow to the European Union and deprive Ukraine of $2 billion."

He noted that not only Ukraine would suffer losses. At the recent meeting with Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico, said Arseniy Yatsenyuk, "Slovakia made the same tough statement, as the building of the second branch of the South Stream deprives Slovakia of $800 million."

"I hope for a very clear position of our Western partners, primarily the European Commission and member states of the European Union, to prevent the Russian Federation from implementing a plan aimed at depriving Ukraine of transit potential as well as billions of dollars," said the Prime Minister.

 

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