This was said in a statement by Naftogaz.
Naftogaz of Ukraine 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.
Naftogaz CEO Yuriy Vitrenko said:
- 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
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.
During a meeting on May 28, President of Ukraine V.Zelensky and Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic E. Heger said they were convinced that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project undermines energy solidarity between European countries.