KIEV, April 5. /TASS/. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine asks the world community to prevent the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream – 2”, which, according to Ukrainian parliamentarians, “threatens the monopoly of the Russian Federation in the European gas market”.
“Intent to implement “Nord stream – 2” will adopt an absolute monopoly of the Russian Federation in the European gas market. In this case, “Gazprom” will receive control over the volume and the price of the entire gas market of continental Europe, as well as the physical ability to refuse to supply gas to Central European countries”, – stated in the appeal, adopted on Thursday in the Parliament.
Ukrainian parliamentarians also proposed to immediately hold consultations between the government of Ukraine and the European Commission on the inadmissibility of the construction of “Nord stream – 2”.
“Nord stream – 2” project expansion of the existing gas pipeline “Nord stream”, linking Russia and Germany under the Baltic sea bypassing transit countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and other Eastern European and Baltic countries. The pipeline generally follows the route of the “Nord stream” will pass through the exclusive economic zone and territorial waters of five countries – Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Its length will be more than 1.2 thousand km and a throughput capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Enter “Nord stream – 2” is scheduled for the end of 2019.