Ukraine, U.S. view Nord Stream 2 project as threat to Europe's energy security - meeting of Ukraine's PM with Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has discussed with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon cooperation in the energy sector and the threat of the Nord Stream 2 project.
"Ukraine and the United States are united in their position to counteract the implementation of the Russian project Nord Stream 2, which is a direct threat to the energy security of Europe and worsens the situation with the diversification of energy supply to European consumers," the Cabinet's press service said, quoting Groysman as saying after the meeting with Fannon.
According to the report, the U.S. Secretary of State for Energy Resources is in Kyiv after talks on energy issues in Brussels.
I would like to testify to the full support of the United States in the matter of, first of all, energy security. We are determined to continue to support the position regarding the Nord Stream 2 project and the continuation of gas transit through Ukraine .These two components are interrelated and they are part of the energy security of Europe. U.S. will continue to call for the diversification of energy supply routes to Europe, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources said.
At the meeting, the sides noted that the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) is currently reliable and capable of providing the volume of transit that is declared without artificial political influences.
"We will continue to be a reliable partner for the United States and the European Union," Groysman stressed.