"There is a Ukrainian transit pipeline, which is much cheaper. It can be easily and profitably modernized … One can significantly modernize the transit line through Ukraine without huge investments," Poroshenko told the Handelsblatt German newspaper.
On April 5, the Ukrainian parliament endorsed a statement calling on the legislatures and governments of other countries to take measures to ban the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Two days later, Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy called the construction of Nord Stream 2 a "military threat" to Ukraine.
A number of countries have opposed the implementation of the project, particularly Ukraine, which is afraid of losing revenues from the transit of Russian gas, and the United States, which seeks to export its liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe.