Insiders announced an increase in funding for Ukrainian energy.
The media, citing their sources, say that the United States and Germany managed to resolve the differences that arose on the Nord Stream 2 project.
So, according to the Reuters news agency, last week German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks with Joe Biden, discussing the Nord Stream-2 and the impact of the launch of the project on Russian-Ukrainian relations.
According to Merkel, the positions of the two countries on this issue were different. Thus, Germany believes that the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine will not stop, and SP-2 will not replace the Kiev transit.
According to sources, & #8220;everything looks good”, and the negotiations will be completed soon.
The second insider said that the United States and Germany are close to an agreement that blocks the possibility of new American sanctions on the project, which could be addressed to the project operator Nord Stream 2 AG and its director Matthias Warnig.
Both countries also intend to better finance the Ukrainian energy sector and monitor the country’s energy security.
It is still unknown how the intentions will be carried out. Both state financing and the use of private sources are possible.
As Topnews wrote,“ & #8221;SP-2” – these are two lines of the pipeline for 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year, which are laid from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany.
The project has repeatedly become the subject of conflict between the Russian Federation and Western countries, which is why the construction of the gas pipeline has been stopped more than once.