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The EU Supports Ukraine In Gas Conflict

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meg the leaders of the EU, Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Kyev, EUobserver reports.

They reaffirmed their “continued commitment to strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union.” The EU leaders also reiterated their “unwavering support and commitment to Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.”

The EU leaders have promised that the ‘Nord Stream 2’ gas pipeline between Russia and Germany will be bound by anti-monopoly laws, protecting Ukraine’s interests, AP News reports.

“As we’ve repeatedly stressed, the 2019 gas directive, the third energy package, fully applies to Nord Stream 2. For the [EU] Commission, what’s clear is that Ukraine remains and must remain a reliable transit country,” Von der Leyen said at the summit.


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