“This is an open sabotage.

They are going to participate not in order to improve this certification, in order to promote it, to find out whether the gas pipeline meets the necessary requirements of the European Union ... No, they are submitting an application to disrupt this certification.

Whether their application will be satisfied - judging by the practice of the Polish state oil and gas company (PGNiG. -


), it is quite possible, ”the expert said.

At the same time, the specialist explained that the Polish company submitted a similar application, it was satisfied, but at the same time it did not receive any influence and a decisive vote.

“Basically, you will be informed about what decisions will be made.

It is quite that (the Ukrainian side. -


), at best, will be in this position, at worst, they will refuse it, because recently it works according to European standards and, in principle, Ukraine is not a member of the European Union, "Yushkov concluded.

Earlier, the head of the Naftogaz Ukrainy company, Yuriy Vitrenko, announced the filing of an application for participation in the certification of the Nord Stream 2 operator. 

The head of Naftogaz also noted that the assessment of the decision on the certification of the gas pipeline could take up to four months from the European Commission.

The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was fully completed on 10 September.

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