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Ukraine Sides With Trump

Over Criticism of German/Russian Gas Deal

July 12, 2018 - 4:36 pm

BRUSSELS (AP) —The president of Ukraine says he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that a natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia carries dangers.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on France 24 TV that the pipeline "is an absolutely political project" and poses a "danger" for Europe's energy security and competitiveness.

Poroshenko said: "I fully support ... the estimation of President Trump."

At a NATO summit on Wednesday, Trump asserted that Germany is "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" over the pipeline project.

The U.S. president appeared to be referring to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would double the amount of gas Russia can send directly to Germany, skirting transit countries such as Ukraine.

Ukraine isn't a NATO member, but Poroshenko was present and met with Trump.


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