The Minister of defence of Germany has responded to claims to the "Nord stream — 2"

Head of the defense Ministry of Germany, the leader of the German conservatives Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer responded to the criticism of the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" and called for a discussion.

"First, that we become too dependent on Russian gas. But at the same time, we are diversifying the energy supply in Europe, use other sources of energy, LNG, and develop alternative and renewable energy," she said.

According to crump, Karrenbauer, another point from the critics of the project are "the legitimate interests of Ukraine and Eastern European States such as Poland, in the field of security" in connection with the implementation of the "Nord stream — 2". She stressed that Berlin takes account of those interests "in the current negotiations."

Commenting on the argument that Russia's revenues from gas supplies heading including the defense Minister said that "it's not only in the "Nord stream — 2".

"Nord stream — 2" involves the construction of the bottom of the Baltic sea two pipelines off the coast of Russia to Germany.

A number of States, in particular Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and the United States, opposed the implementation of the project. Kiev does not want to lose revenues from Russian gas transit, and Washington wants to advance its LNG in the European market. The Baltic States and Poland, in turn, believe the pipeline "politically motivated".

While Moscow and Berlin and Vienna repeatedly pointed out that "Nord stream — 2" is a commercial project aimed at improving the energy security of the European States. In support of the construction was also made by Norway.