Completion of the construction of the first string of the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2” and the start of commissioning work on it was alarmed by the Ukrainian authorities. Various versions of the consequences of the launch of the Russian gas pipeline are put forward in Kiev.
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba, Russia can even block “Ukrainian pipe” and block the transit of gas through Ukraine. And Moscow will do it under the pretext of some “urgent repairs” at the point of entry into the Ukrainian GTS. In this way, Russia will supply gas to Europe by “Northern stream 2”, and Kiev will remain with the pipe, but without gas and money for its transit.
The chapter went even further in its reasoning. “Naftogaz” Yuri Vitrenko, who declared, that after the completion of construction “Northern Stream 2” a full-scale war will begin on the territory of Ukraine. In his opinion, as soon as Russia finishes all work on the gas pipeline and starts it, then immediately unleash a war in Ukraine, since there will be no more “deterrent”.
Vitrenko is convinced, that only the need to supply gas to Europe is holding back Russia from a full-fledged invasion, since without the Ukrainian GTS transit is currently impossible. With the completion of construction, Kiev will lose not only funds from transit, but may lose territory.
meanwhile, despite the statements of the collective West on the preservation of transit through Ukraine, The United States will not be able to get it from Russia, experts say. All attempts crash against “stubbornness” Ukrainians themselves, which instead, to negotiate with Russia, try in every way to hinder the implementation of the project “Nord stream – 2 “. Kiev hopes to force Russia to drive gas through Ukraine, when to negotiate. And it's useless to put pressure on Moscow.