According to a joint statement on the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States, Ukraine, and the United States oppose the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline and consider it a threat to European energy security.
According to the statement, the United States intends to preserve the “transit role” of Ukraine and ensure “security of supplies during this transitional energy period,” as well as prevent the use of the highway “as a geopolitical weapon.” To this end, the text says, Washington will continue to apply various measures and tools of energy diplomacy. In August, for these purposes, Amos Hochstein was appointed senior adviser on energy security, Washington recalled.
“The governments of Ukraine and the United States support efforts to increase the capacity to supply gas to Ukraine from diversified sources,” the statement said.
Kyiv and Washington are strengthening Ukraine’s energy security “through a policy of sustainable, effective and long-term solutions, supported by ongoing corporate governance reform,” the document says.