Poroshenko: Nord Stream 2 not economic project, damages European unity
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Nord Stream 2 is not an economic project and it damages European unity.
"We clearly stressed that this project is not an economic project. It damages European unity. It was clearly emphasized that today we need to make every effort to prevent a political project that destroys the unity of the European Union," Poroshenko said during the press conference following the negotiations with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, the presidential press service has reported.
Poroshenko assured his Estonian colleague that Ukraine was willing to provide any guarantees of reliability and efficiency of the energy transit through its territory. "Ukraine has unique opportunities, underground storage facilities, sufficient reserves to increase transit volumes. And we are very grateful to Estonia for the full support of this position," he emphasized.
The presidents of Ukraine and Estonia also discussed opportunities for improving and accelerating cooperation in the sphere of energy efficiency, where, along with Sweden, Finland and Germany, Estonia is one of the main participants in the Energy Efficiency Fund. "Using these technologies will make Ukraine energy independent and competitive," Poroshenko said.