Rada called for a ban on the construction of “Nord stream — 2”
KIEV, APR 5 — RIA Novosti. The Verkhovna Rada called on the parliaments and governments of other States to take measures for the complete prohibition of the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream — 2”. The corresponding statement at the meeting of the Parliament supported 266 parliamentarians when the required minimum of 226 votes.
In the Parliament believe that because of the construction of the pipeline will affirm an “absolute monopoly” of Russia on the European gas market.
“Addressing to the parliaments and governments of foreign States, the international business community, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine urges: make every effort to complete and irreversible ban on the construction of the Nord Stream pipeline 2, not to take any part in the preparation, financing, or lobbying for this project,” — said in a statement.
Ukrainian parliamentarians also called on the government to urgently hold consultations with the European Commission on the prevention of the construction of the pipeline.
The project “Northern stream — 2” involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany, next to the existing “Northern stream”. Earlier in March, the heads of the parliaments of Lithuania, Latvia and Poland was signed in Vilnius a joint statement against the construction, noting that it is a geopolitical project based on the political decision to abandon gas transit through Ukraine. According to media reports, the letter was signed by Ukraine and Moldova.
At the end of March, Germany has allowed the construction of “Nord stream-2”. The operator of the Nord Stream pipeline 2 AG expects to obtain permits for the construction of the pipeline in the other four countries — Russia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark in the coming months.