Construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is expected to begin soon. But not everyone supports the project. Baltic states like Lithuania and Latvia want to avoid dependence on Russian gas and are against the pipeline.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has shifted her rhetoric on a controversial second underwater pipeline to bring gas from Russia, saying the project could not go forward if it leaves Ukraine empty-handed.
Chancellor Angela Merkel told President Petro Poroshenko that a UN-led peace mission for eastern Ukraine remains Germany's aim. The leaders also discussed the underwater gas pipelines from Russia to the European Union.
In an interview with DW's Zhanna Nemtsova, Andriy Kobolyev argues against Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany. The CEO of Ukraine's state-owned Naftogaz says the project is "against the interests of Europe."
Nord Stream 2 has received final permission to start construction and operations in Germany. The US and EU's eastern members fear the gas pipeline will empower Russia.
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