President of Poland: Nord Stream 2 carries threats to Europe's energy security

Poland, like Ukraine, opposes the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, stated Polish President Andrzej Duda.

"Poland's position on the Nord Stream-2 issue is unchanged. We are absolutely against this investment. We believe that it violates European norms, that it is against the interests of the European Union, and here our positions (with Ukraine - IF) are unequivocal from the very beginning, identical, and unchanged," Duda stated at a joint briefing with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kharkiv on Wednesday.
"We are very grateful to Poland for its position on Nord Stream-2. It is a threat not only to the energy security of Ukraine and Poland, but it is also a threat to the energy security of the whole of Europe. It is an absolutely political project," Poroshenko stated.

Duda also indicated that during the talks in Kharkiv, he discussed with Poroshenko the issue of supporting Ukraine through investments, one of which would be building a gas pipeline-interconnector.
"I am glad that this investment project is being realized now and that there is close cooperation between Poland and Ukraine. We are open to other proposals from Ukraine on the supply of liquefied gas to Ukraine," Duda said.

According to him, the project of building an interconnecting gas pipeline should be implemented so that it benefits both countries.

"This is an investment that should serve our countries. And it must be implemented so that both sides benefit from this investment," Duda said.

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