He emphasizes that this purely geopolitical project of the Kremlin has nothing to do with economy and investment interest but is solely aimed at undermining the unity of the EU and, ultimately, destroying it. Poroshenko recalled that this idea has always been the bedrock of Moscow's energy policy.
The president is convinced that in the context of Russia's ongoing aggression against Ukraine and aggressive actions against the West, any pan-European project with the Kremlin of the scale of the North Stream 2 would just appease the aggressor, would be a sign of weakness. He has no doubt that as soon as the gas will start being supplied bypassing Eastern Europe, the Kremlin would be given a free hand and nothing would stop it on its path of even greater infringement of common European values.
The head of state believes that proposals based on empty promises are poor guides in negotiations with Moscow. Russia would take construction of the pipeline as an invitation to return to business as usual, Poroshenko says, while many people in Europe will consider this fatal move as an invitation to start ‘feeding the monster’.
According to him, taking a decision on this project, Europe faces a choice of either supporting those who seek unity with Europe or constructing completely useless pipeline that will tie Europe with those who openly despise it.