Ukraine and Nord Steam - 2

09.07.2018

In September 2015 Russian Gazprom and some European energy giants announced an agreement to build The Nord Stream-2 (NS-2), another gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, which will go through the Baltic Sea. It was clear from the beginning that the construction of this gas pipeline will be a threat to Ukraine, which is currently the most important gas transporter from Russia to the European Union (EU) states. This can subsequently undermine the position of Ukraine, causing economic losses, political threats and security threats.

From Ukraine's side, The Nord Stream 2 is seen as a politically managed project that is in a certain way directed against Ukraine and is intended to increase the dependence of the EU states on Russian gas and, as a result, make them more vulnerable to Russia's policy in the future. Such arguments are widely used by Ukrainian politicians and in official statements.