Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal noted that the decision of the Federal Network Agency of Germany demonstrates that the EU rules are common and observed by all the parties.
Denys Shmyhal also stressed that Ukraine, for its part, is implementing all the rules of the EU energy market in order to ensure further development of partnership with the European Union in the field of energy:
"I welcome Germany's decision to reject derogation for Nord Stream 2 of the rules of the updated EU Gas Directive. Such actions of the regulator demonstrate the commitment to uniform EU rules, regardless of the company or country. For its part, Ukraine and our gas transit system remain a reliable partner of Europe in ensuring the transit of energy resources," said the Prime Minister.
It’s worth noting that the updated EU Gas Directive applies the norms of the EU's Third Energy Package to pipelines passing through the EU maritime economic zone. They oblige the operator to reserve up to 50% of the capacity of the gas main for pumping fuel from alternative suppliers. Such rules allow the European Commission to implement effective administrative control over the supply of energy to the EU market.