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EU chief vows to help Ukraine with gas supply | DW News |

Her comments on gas supply come amid strong opposition in Ukraine to the new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. Von der Leyen also committed to Ukraine's sovereignty and the Minsk agreements. Signed in 2014 and 2015, they sought to end Russia's war in eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is hosting European Council President Charles Michel and von der Leyen, along with other EU officials. They are discussing the worsening situation in eastern Ukraine as well as seeking to further strengthen economic and political ties.

Ukraine fears energy security

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline transports gas directly from Russia to Germany, bypassing Ukraine and other central and eastern European countries.

Ukraine is concerned that the pipeline's path will cause it to miss out on gas transit fees. This is despite a deal from Germany that sets out plans to boost investment in the country. Ukraine is also worried that the pipeline could increase Russia's political leverage in the region.

Opinion: Ukraine could move from gas transit nation to hydrogen exporter

by Oui on Tue Oct 12th, 2021 at 01:40:13 PM EST
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