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May 15, 2020
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Shmygal welcomed Germany’s decision not to withdraw Nord Stream 2 from the EU’s gas directive

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal welcomed the decision of the German Federal Network Agency, which refused to withdraw the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from the EU gas directive. Shmygal's statement was published 15 on May on the government portal.

"Actions [немецкого] of the regulator demonstrate their loyalty to the common EU rules, regardless of company or country. For its part, Ukraine and our gas transmission system remain a reliable partner of Europe in ensuring the transit of energy resources, "he said.

Shmygal added that Ukraine, for its part, is implementing all the rules of the EU energy market in order to further develop partnerships with the European Union in the field of energy.

15 in May it became known that the Federal Grid Agency of Germany refused to withdraw the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline from the action of the EU gas directive due to the fact that the project It was not implemented until 23 May 2019 year.

According to the rules of the gas directive , the pipeline operator will have to reserve at least half the capacity for alternative suppliers. The directive is required from the gas pipelines coming to the EU countries to comply with the rules on the separation of activities for the supply and transportation of gas, as well as access to third parties.

According to the rules, the Nord Stream operator 2 "should be a company independent of Gazprom.

Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline that should connect Russia with Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The length of the route is more than 1200 km, the capacity of the new pipeline will be 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The cost of the project is € 9.5 billion, it is financed in half by the Russian Gazprom and five European companies: Anglo-Dutch Shell, German Wintershall and Uniper, French Engie and Austrian OMV.

The authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia consider Nord Stream-2 a threat to the energy security of Europe.

В 2018 in the year Germany, Finland and Sweden were allowed to lay the pipeline through their territory, Denmark gave permission only in the 2019 year.

Expected to build The gas pipeline will be completed before the end 2019 of the year, then the launch of Nord Stream 2 was postponed to the end of 2020 of the year.

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