Zelensky Called Nord Stream 2 a Matter of War, Not Business
OREANDA-NEWS. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy argues that opposition to the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project is a matter of war, not business. The corresponding statement was published on the official website of the head of state.
He accused Russia of waging an energy war against Ukraine and noted that, as in any war, "someone will definitely lose."
Zelensky made the following statement: "As in any war, you cannot fight if there is no unity. If Nord Stream 2 is completed, then not only Ukraine will lose."
At the same time, he admitted that the completion of the construction of the gas pipeline depends on the position of the United States and the EU countries.
Zelensky also pointed out that the EU countries have not yet formed a common position on the project. The United States actively opposes the project, regularly imposing sanctions on it.
The Russian side has repeatedly stated that the project pursues exclusively economic goals, and the transit of fuel through Ukraine will continue in accordance with the agreements signed. The Kremlin notes that Russia's partners in the construction of the gas pipeline, in particular Germany, are consistent in their intention to complete it.