Prime Minister of Ukraine once again tried to persuade the European Commission (EC) to prevent implementation of the project because It would harm a number of countries.
The project "Northern stream - 2" (Nord 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 the Russian Federation through the Baltic sea to Germany." To Gazprom " will belong to the 50%, BASF, E. ON, Engie, OMV, Shell - 10%. The new pipeline is expected to build very close to the " Nord stream - 1 ".
at the end of November, the 10 countries of Central and Eastern Europe wrote a letter to the EC expressing the opinion that the Project "Northern stream - 2" does not correspond to the interests of the EU and undermine the situation in Ukraine. Yatsenyuk then said that the Project is anti-Ukrainian and anti-European, and his goal is to deprive Ukraine of the transit capacity and approximately 2 billion dollars of transit fees every year.
"We appeal to our European partners so that the Nord Stream Project 2 has passed the most rigid inspection, and We believe that this Project must be locked, because this Project is not in the interests of neither the European Union nor Ukraine," said Yatsenyuk at a news conference on results of the meeting of the Association Council between Ukraine and the EU, which took place on the first day of the week in Brussels.
"It deprives not only the Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland billion dollars of parish funds, but It Also deprives the European Union of the real competition on the energy market and increases the monopoly of the Russian" Gazprom ", - said Ukrainian Prime Minister.
Also Yatsenyuk hopes that the EC will consider any energetic projects "only from the perspective of the 3rd energy package" (in accordance with the owners located in the EU pipelines do not have the opportunity to be organizations dealing with gas production, they must either sell their assets in the EU, or to give the right to manage the pipeline).