Following the meeting between US Presidents Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine, a statement was released in which the countries announced their intention to fight the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
The two presidents also announced Russia & # 39; s “aggression” vis-à-vis Ukraine.
According to RIA & # 8220; Novosti & # 8221 ;, the statement indicates that the construction of the SP-2 is an energy threat to the country, but it also underlines the preservation of the transit status of Ukraine and the intention to deal with the security of gas supplies to Europe in the run-up to the launch of the Russian project.
The United States has announced it will not allow the transformation of & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221; into a geopolitical weapon of Russia, and will continue to apply sanctions in the area of energy diplomacy.
The declaration sets out the intention of the two countries, taking advantage of the policy of & # 8220; sustainable, effective and long-term solutions & # 8221; as well as the reform of corporate governance, to strengthen the security of the Ukrainian energy sector.
Efforts will continue to hold Russia responsible for & # 8220; aggression & # 8221; to a neighboring country.
Both leaders blamed the Russian authorities for violating the basic rule of not changing borders by force.
In addition, Washington will support Ukraine on the path to European integration.
According to Biden, the United States supports Ukrainian sovereignty. At the same time, according to the American leader, a commission with the participation of the two countries on the strategic partnership will start working again.
Its objective, for which Washington will allocate $ 60 million, will be the emergence of strategic defense mechanisms.
& # 8220; The Ukrainian and US governments are supporting efforts to increase the capacity to supply gas to Ukraine from diverse sources & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; says the document.
In turn, Zelensky promised Biden to hand over to the United States prisoners of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass and the Russian Federation, that is 450 people.
Zelensky also spoke about the US pledge to introduce sanctions against Nord Stream 2, if the project creates energy problems for Ukraine, reports TASS.
The Ukrainian president considered the atmosphere of the meeting to be productive, but not always sunny, although the United States made no claims on Ukraine.
As Topnews wrote earlier, Biden earlier announced the end of the era of US attempts to rebuild other countries by force.
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