The statement of the two countries says that the United States intends to impose new sanctions over the gas pipeline in response to Russia’s” aggression”.
Following the meeting of US Presidents Joe Biden and Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky, a statement was published in which the countries announced their intention to fight against the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.
Both presidents also declared Russia’s “aggression” against Ukraine.
According to RIA & # 8220;News & #8221;, the statement says that the construction of the SP-2 is an energy threat to the country, but also indicates the preservation of Ukraine’s transit status and its intention to deal with the security of gas supplies to Europe in the period before the launch of the Russian project.
The United States has stated that it will not allow the transformation of the Nord Stream-2 into a geopolitical weapon of Russia, and will continue to apply sanctions in the field of energy diplomacy.
The statement states the intention of the two countries, using the policy of “sustainable, effective and long-term solutions”, as well as the corporate governance reform, to strengthen the security of the Ukrainian energy sector.
Attempts will also continue to force Russia to answer for its aggression against a neighboring country.
Both leaders reproached the Russian authorities for violating the basic rule about not changing borders by force.
In addition, Washington will support Ukraine on the path to European integration.
According to Biden, the United States supports Ukrainian sovereignty. At the same time, according to the American leader, the commission on strategic partnership with the participation of both countries will start working again.
Its goal, for which Washington will allocate $ 60 million, will be the emergence of mechanisms for strategic defense.
“The governments of Ukraine and the United States support efforts to increase the capacity to supply gas to Ukraine from diversified sources, ”, & # 8211; the document says.
In turn, Zelensky promised Biden to hand over to the United States prisoners from the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass and the Russian Federation, or rather 450 people.
Zelensky also spoke about the US promise to impose sanctions against Nord Stream-2 if the project creates energy problems for Ukraine, TASS reports.
The President of Ukraine assessed the atmosphere of the meeting as productive, but not always sunny, although there are no complaints about Ukraine from the United States.
As Topnews wrote earlier, Biden previously announced the end of the era of US attempts to rebuild other countries by force.