KIEV, February 1. Ukraine has filed a lawsuit in connection with the construction of the “Nord stream-2” and asks the European Commission (EC) to initiate an investigation on this issue. This was stated Monday by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Miroslav Lajcak.
Russia’s permanent representative at the EU believes that “Nord stream – 2” is designed
“I would like to inform that Ukraine has filed a lawsuit in the case of the construction of the “Nord stream-2″. It is a political project. We ask the European Commission to launch an investigation and stop this anti-European and anti-Ukrainian project,” he said.
According to Yatseniuk, Ukraine insists that this project was not only revised, but also cancelled.
Earlier, on 5 January, it became known that the energy community EU EC sent in a complaint “Naftogaz” on gas pipeline project “Northern stream-2”. “Naftogaz of Ukraine” believes that the project violates the rules of the energy community and that it requires joint consideration by the member countries of the European Union and the European Commission.
The project “Northern stream-2” involves the construction of two offshore strings with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea. The project will be done by joint project company (JPC) New European Pipeline AG. Gazprom, the SPC will be owned 51%, E. ON, Shell, OMV and BASF/Wintershall – 10% each, ENGIE – 9%.