Ukraine offers Estonia to join forces in opposing Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk offered the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu to intensify opposition to the development of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in a coordinated manner, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.

Honcharuk said that "it is critical that the EU member states would explain to their citizens the negative effects of the Nord Stream 2 construction project on European energy security." In response, Reinsalu noted the importance of the raised issue and agreed that it is necessary to coordinate the actions of the EU member to counteract the construction of the pipeline.

At the end of October, Denmark authorized the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline section in its territorial waters. Denmark became the last EU member state to agree on the Nord Stream 2 construction. The Kremlin noted that the pipeline could be built without the permission of Denmark, which was "not vital for the project." Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the authorization from Denmark weakens the entire Europe, noting that the construction of the pipeline will affect the geopolitical security of the region.

Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will pass through the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany. Its capacity will be 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

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