Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said this at the meeting with Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström in Stockholm, the Government portal reports.
“Nord Stream 2 is a political project that weakens Ukraine's position as a gas transit country, seriously harms the Ukrainian economy and undermines functioning and efficiency of the European Energy Union. The irresponsible lobbying of the Nord Stream 2 project will also lead to a catastrophic threat to the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea region. Therefore, we rely on Sweden's support in countering the implementation of this geopolitical project," Klympush-Tsintsadze said.
The Vice Prime Minister stressed that the energy security remained the main priority of Ukraine’s domestic policy and cooperation between Ukraine and the EU member states.
Klympush-Tsintsadze noted that Nord Stream 2 was not just an energy project but, primarily, Russia’s instrument of pressure.
"The future of the project should be decided at the pan-European level with the involvement of the European institutions. Sweden and Denmark made a relevant appeal to the European Commission," Wallström said.