According to U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, the start of the pipeline "Nord stream-2 will have a harmful impact on the countries of Eastern Europe. He stated in a speech before a meeting with EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini. The statement published on the website of the state Department.
"We are going to discuss a specific issue that is causing me and everyone here a deep concern is the pipeline "Nord stream-2", — he said. — This project has generated a very heated debate on both sides of the Atlantic, and we are absolutely sure that it will have a negative impact on Ukraine, Slovakia and Eastern Europe".
Kerry said that this issue "cannot be overlooked".
He also noted that Ukraine has reduced its dependence on Russia in gas supplies. According to Kerry last winter, Ukraine received more gas from Europe than from Russia.
In April, the head of Ukrainian gas company "Naftogaz" Andrey Kobelev called Nord stream-2" the Russian "Trojan horse" for Europe. According to Koboleva, the Russian gas project is not conducive to the extension of gas supplies to the European Union, because it is not associated with new sources of gas. In "Naftogaz of Ukraine" consider that in the case of the construction of the Nord stream-2" gas will be redirected from Central and Eastern Europe to Germany.
Vice-President of the European Commission on Energy Union Maros sefcovic said earlier that the Nord stream-2" in the form in which it looks like now, does not meet the requirements of "safe and secure supply for European companies".
The project of construction of second gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea causes discontent in several countries. In mid-March from eight EU member States opposed the extension of "Northern stream". The heads of governments of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia and Romania, as well as the President of Lithuania believes that the implementation of the second branch "Northern stream" carries geopolitical threats.
The second branch of the gas pipeline "Nord stream", laid under the Baltic sea to increase the volume of gas supplies to Germany twice, to 110 billion cubic meters per year. The consortium of the project includes in addition to Russian Gazprom, the German companies E. ON and Wintershall, the Anglo-Dutch Shell, Austria's OMV and French ENGIE.