Ukraine and Poland criticize the agreement between the US and Germany on Nord Stream 2

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Moscow, Jul 22 (EFE) .- The governments of Ukraine and Poland criticized today the agreement reached between Washington and Berlin to complete the controversial Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, considering it “insufficient” to reduce the threats created by the project.

“Unfortunately, the proposals so far to cover the resulting security deficit cannot be considered sufficient to effectively limit the threats created by Nord Stream 2,” the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, and of Poland Zbigniew said in a joint statement. Rau.

“We ask the United States and Germany to adequately address the security crisis in our region, of which Russia is the only beneficiary,” they add.

Kiev and Warsaw promise to work together with their allies and partners to oppose the pipeline “until solutions are developed to address the security crisis created by Nord Stream 2, provide support to countries aspiring to membership in Western democratic institutions, and reduce threats to peace and energy security “.

Ukraine and Poland argue that the decision in 2015 to build Nord Stream 2, which will transport Russian gas to Germany across the bottom of the Baltic Sea, just months after the Russian invasion and illegal annexation of Crimea, created a crisis of security, credibility and politics in Europe, which has not been solved with the agreement.

“Currently, this crisis is significantly deepened by the renouncement of attempts to stop the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline,” they maintain.

“This decision has created a political, military and energy threat to Ukraine and central Europe, while increasing Russia’s potential to destabilize the security situation in Europe, perpetuating divisions between NATO member states and the European Union ( EU) “, add Ukraine and Poland.

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The two countries consider that “every credible attempt to cover the security deficit must take into account its negative consequences in three areas: political, military and energy.”

In addition, they believe that they must be involved in the negotiations.

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