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2019.08.29 11:00

Polish deputy minister compares Nord Stream 2 to Nazi-Soviet pact

Emerging Europe, LRT.lt 2019.08.29 11:00

Polish deputy foreign minister has compared the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany to the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact that divided Central Europe into Nazi and Soviet spheres of influence and precipitated World War Two.

“The gas pipeline bypassing Poland and the Baltic states is precisely such an agreement over the heads of others,” Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk is quoted by the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN.

The Polish deputy foreign minister added that Warsaw’s protest against the Russian-built pipeline “was not hopeless”, because it was jointly rejected by both Poland and the United States.

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is expected to be finished by the end of 2019. Once completed, it will deliver an annual 55 billion cubic metres of gas to Germany, bypassing Ukraine and endangering its gas transit role.

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