In Russia consider the extension of the contract on gas transit through Ukraine

В РФ рассматривают продление договора о транзите газа через Украину

In the Russian Federation are studying the possibility of extending the contract on gas transit through Ukraine

Vladimir Putin instructed to study the question of the possible extension of the contract on the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to study the question of the possible extension of the contract on the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, said on Thursday, November 22, the press service of the Agency.

In particular, the Russian foreign Minister reminded that the agreement on the transit of Russian natural gas through the territory of Ukraine, ending in 2019.

“President Vladimir Putin has instructed the energy Ministry and Gazprom to consider possible extension. In Brussels in September-October, hosted consultations of experts of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the EU. In this context, I would like to stress that the Russian side did not speak about the termination of gas transit through Ukraine after 2019. But the volumes and conditions must be agreed in the framework of the relevant negotiations in a pragmatic and market basis,” – said Lavrov.

Recall, Ukraine for the first nine months of 2018, reduced the transit of natural gas through its gas transport system (GTS) on a 7% 4,908 billion cubic meters – compared to the same period of 2017 to 65 billion 448,6 million cubic meters.

It was also reported that Ukraine could, by 2025, to meet their gas needs.

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