EC: the Transit through Ukraine works very well

ЕК: Транзит через Украину работает очень хорошо

The European Commission is ready to hold a trilateral meeting on gas with Russia and Ukraine.

The transit of Russian gas to the EU via Ukraine is going very well, said Vice-President of the European Commission on energy Union Maros Sefcovic, reports RIA Novosti.

“Despite a very difficult situation, especially in the East of Ukraine, transit through Ukraine is working very well. The past two winters and a summer we have seen an increased demand for transit through Ukraine, the Ukrainian gas system works quite well,” he said.

Sefcovic also recalled that the EC is in favour of retaining this route and after 2019, the end of the current transit contract.

He noted that the European Commission is ready to hold a trilateral meeting on gas with Russia and Ukraine.

Earlier, the European Commission reported that Sefcovic plans to visit Kiev on 2 September and Moscow on September 11-12. One of the goals of the trip was to examine whether there is interest in tripartite negotiations on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine ahead of the winter heating season. But the exact date of travel maroš Šefčovič has not yet been approved.

As reported Корреспондент.netthe transit of Russian gas has increased almost a quarter since the beginning of the year to 43.2 billion cubic meters.

We will remind, earlier Gazprom declared that intend to reduce gas transit through Ukraine, as supplies via Nord stream-2 20% cheaper.

In Naftogaz said that in 2020 the transit of gas through Ukraine will be four times cheaper.

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