Dispute about Nord Stream 2: a Lot of pressure on the Pipeline

Ukraine warns Germany and France, the dependence on Russia. Russia stressed that the Pipeline will be completed by the end of 2020. Pipeline-components on a s

Dispute about Nord Stream 2: a Lot of pressure on the Pipeline

Ukraine warns Germany and France, the dependence on Russia. Russia stressed that the Pipeline will be completed by the end of 2020.

Pipeline-components on a ship photo: Reuters

BERLIN, afp | Ukraine, Germany and France in the dispute over the construction of the Nord Stream Baltic sea Pipeline 2 in front of a dependence on Russia warned. "Your German is building the Nord Stream Baltic sea Pipeline 2, to your design so far by Ukraine over the course of the end of the gas supply independently. But remember: the source of The gas remains Russia,“ said the Ukrainian foreign Minister, Vadym Prystaiko, the Newspapers of the editorial network in Germany.

"Should want to supply the Russians time, no more Gas, would be the Baltic sea-lines immediately empty," said Prystaiko. "We have in the Ukraine, then still a full gas tank. And we guarantee Gas supplies through our Pipelines.“

Russia's energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday the completion of the controversial Nord Stream Pipeline 2 to the end of 2020. Originally, completion was scheduled for the beginning of 2020, the commissioning should be carried out a few months later. Because of the US sanctions, the US President Donald Trump last week in power, had to be set, but expect delays.

The Pipeline already provides for some time for the dispute between Washington and Berlin. The Federal government criticized the U.S. sanctions as "serious interference" in internal Affairs. Washington argued, however, that from the Gazprom group-led project to expand the economic and security political influence of Russia in Europe.

The project launches but also in Parts of Europe criticism. It is feared, above all, a weakening of alternative Pipelines, and traditional transit countries, such as Ukraine. Supporters of the Pipeline argue, however, this will increase the energy security and concern for the cheap energy prices – even compared to more expensive liquefied gas from the USA.

Updated Date: 28 December 2019, 10:00

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