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Merkel says no Nord Stream 2 without clarifying Ukraine’s transit role

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline cannot go ahead if Ukraine loses its importance as a transit country for gas to Europe.
“I made very clear that a Nord Stream 2 project is not possible without clarity on the future transit role of Ukraine,” she told a joint news conference in Berlin with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Reuters reported.
She said she delivered the same message to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation on Monday.
That is a change in tone for the German leader, who in the past repeatedly described the contentious project as …read more

Source: European Voice

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