Alexander Kuranov. The extension of the gas pipeline "Nord stream" will reduce strategic and revenues of Ukraine, said Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, speaking on Sunday on national TV.
"(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.
The company "Gazprom" September 4 in the framework of the Eastern economic forum have signed an agreement of shareholders of a mutual project organization, which will undertake construction of the gas pipeline " Nord stream-2 ". The project 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.
because of this, 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, " 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.