U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo said that many European countries are aware of the true purpose of Russia, which offers its gas to them, and depend on it – not in the interests of the European States.
"Nord stream-2" is not in the interests of Europe and undermines the European homeland, - Pompeo
He stated this on Tuesday in Warsaw during a joint press conference with his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz, reports mediaUA with reference to "UKRINFORM".
"America will do everything within its powers to ensure that European security interests are paramount when we are talking about the decision in the energy sector. And we believe that many European countries agree with us, support it, and realize that dependence on Russian natural gas is not in their interests, and that they need to diversify those sources," - said the head of the US State Department.
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Pompeo at the same elaborated that the project of the pipeline "Nord stream - 2" fits into this vision and not in the interest of Europe.
"We believe this will ensure the flow of money to the Russians that undermine European national security," said U.S. Secretary of state.
As previously reported, earlier during the visit, Pompeo States and Hungary agreed to supply military equipment.
"Nord stream-2" will pass under the Baltic sea. Its length will amount to more than 1,200 km, with a throughput capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Builds the pipeline of the Russian Gazprom jointly with the European Engie, Uniper, OMV, Shell and Wintershall. It is expected that the pipeline can earn up to the end of 2019. Ukraine opposes the construction of "Nord stream-2", because they do not want to lose status as a gas transit country. The project is actively criticize the US, Poland and the Baltic States. They warn that the EU will become dependent on Russian gas. Germany believes that the project is economic, not political.
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