Zelensky, Heger discuss energy security, economic cooperation.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Eduard Heger are convinced that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project undermines energy solidarity between European countries.

“Volodymyr Zelensky and Eduard Heger stated the strategic role of cooperation between Ukraine and Slovakia in ensuring Europe's energy security. They agreed that the Nord Stream 2 is a political project that undermines energy solidarity between the European countries,” the press service of the President’s Office informs.

Heger stressed that Slovakia had consistently supported the territorial integrity of Ukraine and condemned the occupation of Crimea. He also said that President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová had confirmed her participation in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform, which will take place during the celebration of Ukraine's Independence Day in August.

"We have a principled position on the annexation of Crimea. It is a violation of international law by Russia," said Eduard Heger.

Volodymyr Zelensky informed the PM of Slovakia about the current situation in eastern Ukraine and the temporarily occupied territories.

The President of Ukraine also thanked the Slovak Government for the recent ratification of the agreement, which will allow the restoration of the full operation of Uzhgorod International Airport. The relevant bilateral agreement was signed during Volodymyr Zelensky's official visit to Slovakia last September.

The parties also exchanged views on the ways to intensify Ukrainian-Slovak trade, economic and sectoral cooperation.

As reported, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Eduard Heger makes an official visit to Kyiv on Friday, May 28.

Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is 94% built. A year ago, the construction was suspended due to U.S. sanctions. However, the new presidential administration recently softened its position in order to improve relations with Germany, removing Nord Stream 2 AG and its management from the sanctions list.

Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states oppose the construction of the pipeline.

ol

UkrInform

Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news

https://www.ukrinform.net/

Related news
Yermak, Nuland discuss Zelenskyi's upcoming visit to United States.

Yermak, Nuland discuss Zelenskyi's upcoming visit to United States.

Head of the Ukrainian President’s Office Andriy Yermak and U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland have discussed in a phone conversation preparations for the upcoming visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to...

Censor.Net

Why the Obamacare fight will never end

Why the Obamacare fight will never end

The Supreme Court has knocked out yet another Republican effort to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, but that doesn’t mean the political fight over Obamacare is finished. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains the hist...

Teachers union president talks efforts to ban teaching of systemic racism.

Teachers union president talks efforts to ban teaching of systemic racism.

Lawmakers and boards of education in many U.S. states have proposed limiting what teachers can teach about race. National Education Association President Becky Pringle spoke with Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers on CBSN about how teachers ar...

Senate Republicans expected to block Democrats' voting rights bill.

Senate Republicans expected to block Democrats' voting rights bill.

The Senate is expected to hold a test vote on a sweeping voting rights bill. The For the People Act is the Democrats' response to restrictive measures enacted by multiple Republican-led state legislatures, but the bill is unlikely to advance to a ...

NJ school board reverses decision to remove holiday names from calendar.

NJ school board reverses decision to remove holiday names from calendar.

Randolph, N.J. parents join 'Fox & Friends' to discuss the victory. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news ...

BREAKING COVID-19: Nicola Sturgeon confirms delay to lockdown easing in Scotland.

BREAKING COVID-19: Nicola Sturgeon confirms delay to lockdown easing in Scotland.

The current COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland will remain in place until 19 July, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The original plan was for the entire country to move to Level 0 from 28 June, but the First Minister has confirmed the ...

UFO caught on camera 'travelling 106mph' in Wales as UK gov urged to come clean.

UFO caught on camera 'travelling 106mph' in Wales as UK gov urged to come clean.

A UFO which appeared to travelling around 106mph and is said to have been only visible on a thermal camera was filmed by a police helicopter in the UK. The eerie footage - which is similar to recent UFOs videos captured by the US military - was re...