Ukraine Angered after Denmark Granted Russia Permit to Construct Pipeline to Germany

President Zelensky Fears Nord Stream 2 gas project Could Increase Russian Influence in Europe


Ukraine has criticized the decision by Denmark to approve the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that is expected to increase the amount of gas pumped into Europe.

On Wednesday, the Danish government granted Russia a permit to construct the pipeline near the Baltic island of Bornholm.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that the move will strengthen Russia’s influence in the region. “This is not only a matter of energy security, it is a geopolitical issue,” he said.

The 1,225km (760-mile) pipeline, owned by Russia’s Gazprom, will run under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany.

The project has generated mixed reactions from world leaders. The US expressed fears that the pipeline will increase Russian influence in Europe. US President Donald Trump said the pipeline could turn Germany into a hostage of Russia.

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