Nord Stream expansion to do 'great harm' to Ukraine
Thursday, July 9, 2015
The European Union does not need a new
Nord Stream gas pipeline that Russia's gas behemoth Gazprom is planning to build, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said, adding that the project will do great harm to Ukraine.
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