Naftogaz opposes lifting U.S. sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 project

Naftogaz of Ukraine National Joint Stock Company only partially supports the open appeal of the Center for Liberal Modernity to the Federal Government and democratic parties of Germany ...

Naftogaz of Ukraine National Joint Stock Company only partially supports the open appeal of the Center for Liberal Modernity to the Federal Government and democratic parties of Germany, as it considers unacceptable the call for a compromise on lifting U.S. sanctions.

"The risks of abandoning sanctions from the new U.S. administration were clear. We expected the new administration would seek certain compromises with Germany, in as much as it is an important NATO partner for them. In turn, Germany, at least until the autumn elections, will try to complete the construction of Nord Stream 2 as soon as possible and put pressure on the United States. As this risk was obvious, I expected my predecessors to plan steps ahead," said Naftogaz CEO Yuriy Vitrenko.

Given the high likelihood of new threats, Naftogaz appeals to state authorities, public activists, and the expert community to take immediate public initiative and call upon strategic partners and all stakeholders to prevent the lifting of U.S. sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 project.

As reported earlier, Naftogaz is strengthening its management team to achieve qualitative changes in cooperation with stakeholders, carry out real and complex reforms, as well as find new tools to counter the Nord Stream 2 project.

Integrated Communications Department
NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine

 

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