Preserving gas transit through Ukraine is condition for implementing Nord Stream-2 project

The implementation of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project will be difficult without preserving gas transit from Russia to Europe via Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said.

"We have one condition ... I believe that it is feasible, to preserve gas transit through Ukraine. It will be very difficult to implement the Nord Stream-2 project without preserving gas transit," Gabriel said at a breakfast with the representatives of business circles of Russia and Germany.

"I have the impression Russia understands this," he added.