Ukrainian parliament addressed the statement to the European Parliament and the EU member states, asking them to prevent implementation of the projects for construction of transit pipelines bypassing Ukraine.
A corresponding statement was made on Tuesday at a session of the country’s legislative body with 264 parliamentarians supporting the initiative.
Gazprom, a Russian oil giant, plans to build two new marine pipelines for gas supplies to Europe – under the Baltic and Black seas. At the same time, the question remains open as to concluding with Ukraine a new contract instead of the current one, which is to expire in 2019.
The European Commission has been consistently advocating preservation of a transit route across Ukraine, but at the same time, in October it approved increasing access of Gazprom to Opal gas pipeline, through which Nord Stream gas runs.