The management of the Ukrainian Naftogaz company evaluated the decision of Germany to issue permits for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline building as "unpleasant," but quite expected. A statement on it has been posted on the company's Facebook page.
"The best defense for Ukraine, which will help us and our allies, is the completion of the gas market reform," the report said.
It became known earlier that the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency issued permit applications to Nord Stream 2 construction and its operating in the exclusive economic zone. Thus, Gazprom has got all the necessary permits for the pipeline being built to Germany.
Recall that the Nord Stream 2 project involves building of two branches with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The pipes will be laid from the Russia coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany, next to the current Nord Stream route.
As a variant of gas supplying to Ukraine, the purchase of liquefied gas in Qatar is considered.
On March 27, Gazprom and Naftogaz began negotiations on termination of contracts for gas transportation to Europe through the territory of Ukraine.