With Nord Stream 2 99% complete, Ukraine’s goal is to make sure that gas never flows through it,

Yuriy Vitrenko, chairman of Naftogaz, told RFE/RL on Saturday.  “The battle is lost, but the war isn’t,” he vowed. “And our ‘war’ against Nord Stream 2 continues.” Gazprom owns the pipeline and the gas that is to go through it. This violates the EU’s Third Energy Package, he said. In 2019, Vitrenko led the Naftogaz legal team that forced Gazprom to pay nearly $3 billion in a Stockholm arbitration case.