Photo from UNIAN National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine says it hopes that Germany&#39;s position on the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project, voiced by Chancellor Angela Merkel, will help other EU member states to determine their stance on the construction of the gas pipeline. Read alsoNord Stream 2 "not possible" if Ukraine harmed - Merkel"Good news from Berlin: Angela Merkel has for the first time publicly acknowledged the presence of a political component in the Nord Stream 2 project. The chancellor stressed the need for further transit shipments via Ukrainian territory. We hope that Germany&#39;s new position will help the ministers of other EU member states to decide on the proposed amendments to the gas directive, already adopted by the European Commission and the European Parliament," Naftogaz&#39;s press service wrote on Facebook on April 10. As UNIAN reported earlier, Merkel said at a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on April 10 that she defends Ukraine&#39;s gas interests before Putin. According to the chancellor, Ukraine should not lose its significance as a gas transit country because of the Nord Stream 2 construction.