Ukrainian PM, U.S. assistant secretary discuss Nord Stream 2

Ukrainian PM, U.S. assistant secretary discuss Nord Stream 2

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Ukraine and the United States are united in their position on opposing the implementation of the Russian project Nord Stream 2, which poses a direct threat to Europe's security.

This issue was discussed at a meeting between Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources Francis Fannon, according to the website of the Ukrainian government.

Groysman said that the issues of the energy sector - energy independence, energy security - are very important at the moment.

"And we are glad that the U.S. is showing great interest in this. We are ready to discuss a wide range of issues of our cooperation in the energy sector," he said.

Groysman promised that Ukraine would continue to serve as a reliable partner for the United States and the European Union.

Fannon, in turn, assured Ukraine of U.S. support in the issue of energy security.

According to him, the U.S. is determined to continue to support the position regarding the Nord Stream 2 project and the continuation of gas transit through Ukraine, which are interconnected and are part of the energy security of Europe. The United States will continue to advocate for the diversification of energy supply routes to Europe, he added. 

The sides noted at the meeting that at present, the Ukrainian gas transportation system is reliable and able to provide the transit amount declared, without artificial political influences. Moreover, according to the government, Ukraine has been and is ready to invite world companies - market leaders, including from the U.S., to managing the GTS and implementing other energy projects - in extraction, transportation of resources and implementation of alternative energy projects.

According to the government's press service, the current visit by U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources Francis Fannon is the second visit by a high-ranking U.S. government official to Ukraine.

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