Ukraine and Lithuania see the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project as a serious threat to stabilize the situation in the region, according to Verkhovna Rada chairman Dmytro Razumkov.
He said this during a joint briefing with Lithuanian Seimas chairman Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
“We see Nord Stream 2 as a serious threat not only to the European Union and Ukraine, but also to stabilize the situation in the region, because we remember very well how the Russian Federation uses it. Unfortunately, this is not an economic project. for Russia, but a political project and a project that could lead to pressure on European states. I am very satisfied that we are looking in the same direction on this issue and that we all understand together the challenges facing our states, “said Razumkov.
He also noted that Ukraine feels Lithuania’s help to achieve common goals.
“There are important issues in which we feel helped to achieve common goals. This includes cooperation within the European Union, NATO, the implementation of the tasks to which the Ukrainian parliament and Ukraine in as a whole are facing. An important aspect is security, including environmental and economic. and energy security. We also talked about this today, “said Razumkov.
He added that “it is important for us today to preserve and multiply all the relations and all the common developments that exist between our States”.
“For many years it is not just words, but concrete actions that we see from the Lithuanian state, from the Baltic states both in interparliamentary relations and in various platforms international, ”he said. .
Razumkov thanked Cmilyte-Nielsen for his stance on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and defense capabilities, as well as for humanitarian aid and vaccination and other joint developments between the two parliaments and friendship groups .
Razumkov also thanked Cmilyte-Nielsen for stepping up preparations for the Ukraine Reform Conference, due to take place on July 7-8, 2021.