Russia will not abandon the Ukrainian gas transportation system

Россия не будет отказываться от ГТС Украины

The Russian side will provide supplies to existing contracts to European consumers and does not preclude the partial use of gas transport infrastructure of Ukraine.

Russia has confirmed the EU’s readiness partial use of the gas transportation system of Ukraine after 2019. This was stated by Minister of energy Alexander Novak, reports TASS in cetel, April 12.

He noted that April 11 was discussed with the Deputy head of the European Commission on energy Union maroš Šefčovič gas supplies to consumers of the EU under the contracts until the end of 2019.

“It was confirmed, we confirmed that we would be guaranteed to ensure deliveries under existing contracts to European consumers. And confirmed that we do not exclude some use of gas transport infrastructure of Ukraine beyond 2019,” – said Novak.

He added that plans to hold the next meeting with Sefcovic in late April – early may in connection with the ongoing consultations between Gazprom and Naftogaz in the context of the decisions of the Stockholm arbitration. Date to be agreed in due course.

We will remind, the Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller has warned that after the launch of the gas pipeline Nord stream-2 and Nord stream, the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine will fall 10 times.

Recently the media reported that Gazprom and Naftogaz started negotiations on a new contract for gas transit through Ukraine’s territory after 2019.

In turn, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke for the first time on the political factors in the project Nord stream-2, noting the need to preserve the transit of gas through Ukraine after 2019.

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