Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed with German Alliance 90 / The Greens co-chair Robert Habeck the risks associated with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
“Welcome to Ukraine, Alliance 90 / The Greens co-chair Robert Habeck. Recognizing the attention given to the Donbass problem and the intention to visit the contact line. Discussed the risks posed by the construction of Nord Stream 2. Referred to Germany’s support during Ukraine’s European integration, ”Zelensky said on Twitter.
The President thanked Germany for its continued support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, the President’s Office informed.
Volodymyr Zelensky and Robert Habeck also discussed Ukraine’s European integration. In particular, the President underlined the importance for Germany to give a political signal regarding Ukraine’s European perspective.
In turn, Robert Habeck praised Ukraine’s efforts to implement the European integration course and noted the availability of its political force for constructive cooperation in this direction.
The parties stressed the inadmissibility of aggressive actions by Russia which constitute a threat to peace and stability in Europe, including the recent increase in the number of Russian troops on the borders of Ukraine.
The President spoke of the security situation in Donbass and the risks caused by the concentration of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border. He also referred to the measures taken by Ukraine to achieve peace. The President welcomed Robert Habeck’s decision to visit the Eastern Contact Line.
“I very much appreciate your decision. You will be able to see with your own eyes the true picture of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. I hope that what you saw in Donbass will help to strengthen the position of your political force in favor of Ukraine ”, said the president.
The interlocutors discussed the risks of implementing the Nord Stream 2 project. Volodymyr Zelensky and Robert Habeck agreed that it was a geopolitical and not an economic project.
During the discussion on cooperation in the field of energy, the parties expressed mutual interest in the implementation of joint projects in support of the European Green Deal, as well as in the framework of the energy partnership between the ‘Ukraine and Germany.