The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said he had secured support from the US to save the transit of Russian gas through Ukrainian territory and the illegality of the project offshore gas pipeline " Nord stream-2 ".
First of Kiev said that the launch of "Nord stream-2" Ukraine every year will lose about $ 2 billion it currently earns on the transit of gas from Russia.
"We discussed practical and political support of the USA in the issues of strengthening energy security of Ukraine, clearly testified, and I Wish to thank Mr. Vice President for an absolutely clear position and support regarding the illegality of the project" North stream ", - said Poroshenko at a joint press conference with the Vice President of the United States Joe Biden in Kiev.
"This position rises as part of the negotiations with the EU with individual EU members, and We are confident that by promoting energy cooperation during previous agreements Energy Community (Energy brotherhood - ed.), Europe becomes more competitive and more independent of pressure from any side, including the Russian Federation ", - said the head of Ukraine.
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 the Russian Federation through the Baltic sea to Germany." To Gazprom " will belong to the 50%, the European Energogarant BASF, E. On, Engie, OMV, Shell - 10%. The new pipeline is expected to build very close to the " Nord stream-1 ".