Nord Stream 2 is issue of war, not business - Zelensky
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has described the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as an energy war.
"This is an energy war. Same as any other war, you can't fight without unity. Someone will lose for sure. If the construction of Nord Stream 2 is finalized, Ukraine will not be the only loser. [...] You have to remember that this is not about business, a matter of business of Europe and Russia. No, this is a matter of war," Zelensky said in an interview with the French media outlet Le Figaro published on the presidential website on Friday.
This is a hybrid war similar to the gas, energy, food and vaccine wars waged earlier, he said.
As for the Nord Stream 2 prospects, Zelensky said, "There are two factors. The first one is the United States. The second is the unity of European nations. I believe that the U.S. policy of sanctions will help Ukraine, and I appreciate that. Their stance is open. Positions of European countries differ. Russia is taking advantage of that."