During a phone conversation, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda discussed steps to jointly oppose the completion of the construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
According to the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the parties coordinated steps to further oppose the implementation of the Russian project and agreed to involve the international community in this process.
“This project is, in fact, a trap for the whole of Europe. It cannot be allowed. Further strengthening of sanctions against this project is a guarantee of Europe’s energy security,” Zelensky said.
The other day, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Poland in a joint article appealed to US President Joe Biden to use all means to prevent the completion of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
In addition, it has recently been reported that at least 18 European companies terminated their participation in the project or are in the process of withdrawing due to the threat of sanctions from the United States. Such information is provided in the report of the US Department of State to Congress.
According to Department Spokesperson Ned Price, US allies “should not be surprised” if the US administration takes further action to stop the construction of the pipeline.
It is noted that most of the companies that cease their participation in the project work in the insurance sector and are mostly based in the UK.