The parliamentarian recalled that the United States is trying to prevent the construction of the gas pipeline in order to capture the European gas market, ousting Russia from there. According to the politician, the Maidan organized by Washington on Ukraine pursued not only political, but also economic goals. And the establishment of a Pro-American regime in Kiev will now allow the US to take the next step in the fight for the supply of liquefied gas to Europe.
"As you understand, taking into account the interests of the new owners of Ukraine and the position of their current henchmen, if the West blocks Nord stream 2, our GTS will become the next goal of American corporations. And they will help her end her days ingloriously, " Zagorodny pointed out.
The politician also noted the poor state of the Ukrainian GTS. Recently occurred under Kiev accident on the highway - another confirmation of this, the politician believes.
"Its resource has long been at the limit," he stressed.
The Nord stream 2 project involves the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic sea to Germany. It is implemented by Nord Stream 2 AG with the sole shareholder — Gazprom. European partners-Royal Dutch Shell, OMV, Engie, Uniper and Wintershall-collectively Finance the project by 50 percent-up to 950 million euros each.
The project is actively opposed by the United States, which promotes its liquefied natural gas in the EU. Washington in December imposed sanctions against Nord stream 2 and demanded that companies immediately stop participating in the project. Now the United States is discussing the expansion of restrictive measures against the gas pipeline. At the same time, the issue of Nord stream 2 is complicated by the situation with blogger Alexey Navalny, which has caused a wave of calls to block the project by his constant supporter, Germany. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not see the risks of such an outcome.