Angela Merkel visited President Putin in Moscow, and two days later she met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Merkel said, “We agree with the Americans that gas should not be used as a geopolitical weapon.” She added: “We made clear that we will take action in a European framework toward further sanctions if the suspicion gains traction that the pipeline is being used as a weapon”.
“It is important that Ukraine remains a transit land,” Merkel added.
At the meeting with Mrs Merkel, President Zelenskiy insisted that Nord Stream 2 is a “dangerous weapon” that poses a threat to all of Europe. “I believe that not to notice that this is a dangerous weapon, not only for Ukraine but for the whole of Europe, is wrong,” Zelenskiy told. “As for the continuation of transit through Ukraine after 2024, I think that so far these things are too general,” he added, showing his doubts about Merkel’s reassurances, Euractiv.com reports.