Sumary of Ukraine seeks stronger security guarantees on Nord Stream 2:
- Article content KYIV — Ukraine has many questions on how a deal between the United States and Germany can mitigate the security threat posed by the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told reporters on Thursday.
- Washington and Berlin unveiled an agreement on Wednesday to map out the consequences for Russia if Moscow uses the pipeline to harm Ukraine and other eastern European countries.
- Ukraine, which bitterly opposes the $11 billion project, signaled its displeasure by formally initiating consultations with the European Union and Germany.
- Article content Kuleba said it was unclear whether Russia would honor its obligations, adding: “We would like the U.S.-German statement regarding security to be stronger.
- ” Although Wednesday’s deal includes sweeteners for Kyiv, Ukraine fears Russia will use energy as a weapon and that it will lose transit fees once the pipeline to carry gas under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, bypassing Ukraine, is complete.