"The gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea creates new unnecessary sources of tension. Today, Ukraine is relatively safe because it controls the gas connections that lead to Central Europe. When the Nord Stream 2 is built and the gas pipelines passing through Ukraine are cut off,
Russia will be able to cause an escalation of the conflict to attack this country whenever it wants. Nord Stream 2 is a step in this direction," Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki said in an interview with Die Welt, Gazeta Wyborcza reports.
The Polish Prime Minister believes that the threat of unleashing a "big Russian-Ukrainian war" is quite real if this gas pipeline is built.
Europe can cover its gas needs by importing 180 billion cubic meters through European LNG-terminals, Morawiecki stressed.
"Put it shortly, Nord Stream 2 is an unnecessary, harmful project which today splits the Western community," the Polish PM summed up.
As reported, Poland actively opposes Russia's construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe at all the levels.