Russia strongly intends to “bypass” Ukraine in the implementation of the controversial project
“Nord stream-2” is planned to be launched very soon.
About it on may 15 during a joint press conference with Austrian President Alexander van der Bellenos said Vladimir Putin, reports RIA Novosti:
“With the Turks is easier to work with than with the Europeans. Here Erdogan decided and made. And here you need 27 countries to agree, and years chew gum and nothing happens. It’s sad!”, – said Putin.
As you know, today was held a meeting of Vladimir Putin and his Austrian counterpart, Alexander van der Bell. So the last was supported by the Russian President on implementation of the controversial “Nord stream – 2”:
“Austria has no intention to withdraw from the project “Nord stream — 2″, OMV is the Austrian gas company — they don’t exactly have that intention, a lot invested in this second possibility of transit of gas. Of course, we’ll stay.”
“If the U.S. gas was cheaper than the Russian, it may be, somehow changed value”.
Recall, the European Union approved amendments to the Gas Directive for offshore pipelines – the decision is final.
The Directive will apply to the Russian gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine “Nord stream — 2”.
About it reports “RIA Novosti”.
Critical points of solutions:
— half of the capacity of the pipe should be left to independent companies;
— the operator of the pipeline should not be associated with Gazprom Nord Stream AG 2, and an independent company
It is known that the approval passed without debate the text of the bill.
It is also known that Germany have the right to limit action Directive with the consent of the European Commission.
According to the law, new and existing pipelines from third countries to the EU in the territorial seas of the EU member States will have to conform to certain rules, which now apply to ground-based pipe. Namely, one of – division activities for the extraction and transportation of gas – the so-called “unbundling”: when the company can not produce the “blue fuel” and to own the pipeline in the EU, by which it is delivered.
We will remind, in Ukraine figured out how to force Moscow to abandon the construction of “Nord stream-2”.
As reported Politeka, it became known, what would it mean for Ukraine and the EU new adventure of Putin.
Also Politeka wrote that Europe will decide the fate of Russian gas transit through Ukraine.