The construction of the second branch of Nord stream will completely deprive Kiev opportunity to transport gas to the European Union and will lead to a loss of $ 2 billion of funds coming from transit, said the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
"For Ukraine, the construction means removing Ukraine from the transit of supplies to the European Union. The second ? Is a loss of 2 billion dollars of revenue that we receive for gas supplies in the EU " ? Mr Yatseniuk said on Thursday at a press conference after talks with Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert fico.
"What This means the construction of the Nord Stream 2 For the EU? This means That the EU loses the possibility of direct gas supplies through Ukraine on the shortest path. The amount of such losses is 140 billion cubic meters of gas that have the ability to go through the Ukrainian gas transportation system. This means That the construction of the Nord Stream 2 jeopardizes the safety and continuity of gas supplies to South-Eastern Europe", - has declared the Prime Minister of Ukraine, RIA " Novosti ". On the last working day of the week Russian Firm Gazprom signed a joint agreement on the gas pipeline " Nord stream ? 2 ", which provides for an increase in the supply of natural gas to the EU. Signatures under the document were put by the head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, head of the Board of BASF Kurt Bock, member of the management Board of E. ON Klaus sch?fer, Deputy General Director ENGIE Pierre Sharar, head of OMV AG Rainer Seele and managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell Ben van Bearden. Print edition OPINION noted, the composition of the participants claims That this project needs Europe, and looked in detail why this project is "no more political "than" South stream ". The day before Gazprom described the timing of the signing of the agreement on the "Power of Siberia ? 2" ? It's bound to happen in spring 2016. In mid-August, it was announced That the project of the gas pipeline "Nord stream ? 2" has a chance to get the approval of Brussels, notwithstanding the political debate around Ukraine.