7 Mar 2018 20:54

Ukrainian president to discuss Nord Stream 2 in Germany

KYIV. March 7 (Interfax) - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said he was planning to be in Germany in the coming weeks to discuss, in particular, the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

"Over the next few days I am going to visit Germany, for two or three weeks. I welcomed Germany having finally formed a coalition, I am sure a new government will be formed. And this topic [the Nord Stream 2 construction] will no doubt be on the agenda of our talks," Poroshenko said in an interview broadcast on Ukrainian television on Wednesday evening.

He said he had discussed this topic with Finnish and Swedish leaders since the ruling by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

"The Nord Stream 2 was among other topics during my yesterday's talks with Vice President [Michael] Pence of the United States of America," Poroshenko said.

European countries have shown solidarity with Ukraine on the Nord Stream 2 issue, he said.