The construction of the second branch of Nord stream will completely deprive Kiev opportunity to transport gas to the EU and will lead to a loss of $ 2 billion of funds coming from transit, said Prime Minister of Ukraine 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 ", - said Yatsenyuk on Thursday at a press conference after talks with Prime Minister of Slovakia.
"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 ", - said Prime Minister of Ukraine.
"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 in addition to "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.