The extension of the gas pipeline "Nord stream" will reduce strategic and revenues of Ukraine from gas transit, said Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.
"(Gas) of the company have agreed about what in fact will reduce the strategic nature of Ukraine and will reduce the revenue to the Ukrainian budget from pumping gas transit ", – said Sobotka, adding that the Nord stream bypasses and Slovakia, RIA " Novosti ".
The Czech Prime Minister has questioned the European solidarity (against Ukraine), first in the form of sanctions against Russia." The European Commission's position to a greater extent is currently unclear if she is silent and not criticize the arrangement of the gas companies ", - has said Sobotka. The Prime Minister expressed hope that the Czech Parliament will soon approve the Association agreement between the EU and Ukraine, which is obliged to help the stabilization process in the country. 4 September, the 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 ". For its part, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that 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 the transit.