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 Ukraine files lawsuit over Nord Stream II construction, - PM Yatseniuk

Ukraine has requested the European Commission to launch investigation into the Nord Stream II pipeline construction.

This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Miroslav Lajčák, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"Ukraine has filed a lawsuit regarding the Nord Stream II construction. We believe that the Nord Stream II is a politically motivated project. We call on the European Commission to start an investigation and stop this anti-Ukrainian, anti-European, anti-Slovak, anti-Polish project. We do not want let the Russians outwit us. We want to develop transparent European gas market. Therefore, we are sending a strong message to our European partners, the European community, stating that this project should not only be reviewed, but completely rejected," Yatseniuk said.

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The Nord Stream II project includes construction of the third and fourth strings of the Baltic pipeline and its capacity increase up to 110 billion cubic meters per year. The Nord Stream II should start delivering gas to the Austrian city of Baumgarten. Launch of the Nord Stream II is part of Gazprom's plan to omit gas transit through Ukraine. Last year June, Gazprom, E.ON, Shell, and OMV signed a memorandum of intent stipulating construction of two streams of the Nord Stream II gas pipeline with total annual capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas to be delivered from the coast of the Russian Federation to the German coast through the Baltic Sea.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n372043