Organization representing Ukrainians suing Canada

The World Association of Ukraine, an organization representing the country’s citizens, filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government for returning gas turbines in a Russian gas pipeline.

“The exemption from sanctions against Russia is completely unacceptable. There are many alternatives to Germany’s gas needs, including the purchase of gas through Ukraine’s pipeline,” said the World Association of Ukraine, an organization. non-profit organization representing the interests of tens of millions of Ukrainians, issued a statement on July 12.

Ukraine World Association was founded in 1967 in New York, USA, connecting more than 20 million Ukrainians in 60 countries around the world.

The association said it had applied to a Canadian court and asked the court to rule that the government’s license to Siemens Canada for the company to return the gas turbines in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline was “not true”. reasonable and illegal”.

Canadian officials have not yet responded to the Ukraine World Association complaint.

Part of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany, on March 8.  Photo: Reuters.

Part of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany, on March 8. Image: Reuters.

Canada last week decided to allow Siemens Canada to return the repaired compressor turbines of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline to Germany, instead of moving to Russia as the old plan.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Energy immediately accused Canada of “following the will of Russia” and called on Ottawa to withdraw its decision to exempt Nord Stream 1 gas turbines from sanctions.

Russia’s Gazprom announced on July 11 that it will stop supplying gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for annual maintenance from July 11 to 21. Gazprom last month cut gas through Nord Stream 1 by 40%, citing delays in delivery of its compressor turbines after repairs in Canada.

Ngoc Anh (Theo Reuters)

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