11:40 14.12.2021

Security in Eastern, Central Europe to come crashing down at once if Nord Stream 2 launched – Zelensky

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Security in Eastern, Central Europe to come crashing down at once if Nord Stream 2 launched – Zelensky

The launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea will mean a complete cessation of the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine and will lead to security breakdown for Eastern and Central Europe, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.

"The very fact that Nord Stream 2 can hypothetically be put into operation is extremely destabilizing for our region," Zelensky said in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, answering the question whether it is not enough to endanger the launch of the gas pipeline to put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Russia is investing in various levers of pressure on European countries in order for this gas pipeline to operate, which means the end of gas transportation through the territory of Ukraine. If this happens, the security of Eastern and Central Europe will come crashing down at once," the head of state said.

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