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Controversial gas pipeline : Russia warns when Nord Stream 2 from outside interference

a day after A provisional agreement reached in the EU in the dispute over the Gas Pipeline Nord Stream 2, Russia has warned against interference from the outside. At the same time, the government in Moscow, the further Gas Transit through Ukraine indirectly out of the question. It will not be able to interfere with the implementation of the project, Nord Stream 2, in order to force Russia to export Gas through the existing pipelines in the Ukraine, said the Deputy foreign Minister, Alexander Pankin, according to the news Agency Ria Novosti.

the opponents of the project, the Russian Diplomat said: "If you will lay this project, the obstacles in the way, to force Russia, Gas to your conditions, pumping Rates, and without legal certainty, through the Ukraine, then this number will not get through." The opponents of Nord Stream 2, including especially the countries of Eastern Europe, fear that Russia will lead to the completion of the Pipeline, no more Gas through Ukraine. Thus, the country would lose the revenues from the Transit and, thus, the Argument of the opponent, the risk of a further military escalation in the Ukraine could rise.

Moscow's foreign Ministry issued its warning at the same time, demands from Germany, a clear rejection. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had stressed in the past year, the Nord Stream project 2 is possible, "without that we have clarity on how it goes with the Ukrainian transit role". A commitment to Russia. The Transit through the Ukraine is not excluded, this had to "economic considerations," said the Russian President Vladimir Putin after a Meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Meseberg last summer.

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The EU member States had agreed on Friday that more stringent requirements for such Pipelines are possible, the regulatory oversight is, however, in the case of the EU state in which the line ends – in the case of Nord Stream 2, therefore, Germany. Of Berlin and Paris in a last-Minute compromise negotiated had prevented the EU to adopt much tougher rules that would have made the project Nord Stream 2 in the current Form in question.

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