Ukraine tells Chevron to back off

In the council debate, Iryna Sekh, a national deputy from the Svoboda far-right nationalist opposition, said: “This agreement opens the way to lawful destruction of Ukrainian land during gas extraction.

“There are clauses in the agreement which allow Chevron to turn hundreds of kilometres of Ukraine into swamp and desert. Chevron would have the right to use sand, stone, underground water supplies and other water sources on the basis of agreements in and beyond the (agreed) area.

“I doubt that there is a country in the world which would allow such rights and privileges to a foreign investor,” she said.

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