Authorized certain countries of Eastern Europe has acted With sharp criticism of their Western neighbors because of the agreement With Russia on gas pipeline " Nord stream-2 ", writes.
"Eastern European countries are facing the loss of a billion dollars on the tariffs for the transit of natural gas, excoriated Western Europe contract With Russia on the construction of a gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine," - emphasizes the log.
the story is about the Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Slovakia, and the President of Poland. For example, Slovak Prime Minister Robert fico after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Bratislava said that Western leaders and organizations "betray" their Eastern neighbors.
"They take us for idiots. Impossible for months to speak about stabilization of the situation, and then make a decision that puts Ukraine and Slovakia in an unenviable position, " added the politician.
Complaints on this issue was also addressed by Arseniy Yatsenyuk. According to him, the construction of the second branch of Nord stream will completely deprive Kiev's ability to supply the EU with gas and will result in the loss of 2 billion dollars of funds coming from the transit. He also called the Project "anti-Ukrainian" and " anti-European ".
for his part, the head of Poland Andrzej Duda said that the Project on construction of the "Nord stream-2 ""completely ignores" the interests of Poland and harms the unity of Europe in the face of what He calls Russia's "aggression" in Ukraine.
certain parts of the European Union is waiting for a "very difficult situation" if Russia stops sending gas to the European Union via Ukraine, acknowledged the Vice-President of the European Commission for energy Maros, Sefcovic.
"Gazprom" September 4, signed in the framework of the Eastern economic forum the agreement of shareholders of a mutual project organization, which will undertake construction of the gas pipeline " Nord stream-2 ". The shareholders of a mutual project of the organization of the New European Pipeline AG, with the exception of Gazprom, will include E. On, Shell, OMV, BASF/Wintershall and Engie (formerly GdF Suez)." Gazprom " will be owned 51%, E. On, Shell, OMV and BASF/Wintershall - 10% each, Engie - 9%.
The project "Northern stream-2" involves the construction of 2 pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the coast of Russia across the Baltic sea to the German coast.
according to Bloomberg, "Nord stream-2" will start to deliver gas to the European Union in 2019, when the term of the current agreement on the transit pumping gas between Russia and Ukraine will come to an end.