Duda confident in need to dismantle Nord Stream 2 pipeline
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline must be dismantled, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said.
"We still believe that Nord Stream 2 should not only be blocked, but simply dismantled, since it is harmful to the entire European Union. This leads to Russian hegemony over Europe, primarily in the gas market, to the monopolization of the European gas market by Russia, which is obvious. Now, it is seen in black and white, it is simply deadly for Europe," he said in an interview with CNN.
The President recalled that Poland from the very beginning fought against joint German-Russian investments in Nord Stream 2 and Nord Stream 2, since their construction was obviously political in nature, aimed at bypassing the territory of Poland, the Baltic States and Ukraine and the possibility for Russia to use gas blackmail against these Central European countries.
"We protested against this all the time, but, unfortunately, these investments were made. The German authorities in the European Union pushed these projects all the time," Duda said.