The termination of gas transit will increase the conflict with Russia – Naftogaz

Прекращение транзита газа усилит конфликт с РФ – Нафтогаз

In Naftogaz believe that if there is transit via Ukraine, the possibility of full-scale conflict between Russia and Ukraine also increased.


The termination of gas transit through Ukrainian territory will increase the probability of a large-scale conflict between Ukraine and Russia. This was stated by the commercial Director of Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko, the TV channel 112 Ukraine.

“If there is no transit through Ukraine, the likelihood of full-scale conflict between Russia and Ukraine also increased. This idea we are bringing a particularly European politicians, who need to understand not only the economic consequences for Ukraine and the geopolitical consequences for the entire world,” he said.

Recall, February 28, ended a longstanding dispute between Naftogaz and Gazprom in the Stockholm arbitration court, which ordered the Russian company to pay Naftogaz 4.63 billion dollars for failure to supply the agreed volumes of gas for transit. According to the results of two arbitration of disputes between companies on supply and transit of gas to Gazprom to pay Naftogaz of 2.56 billion dollars.

Naftogaz: Gazprom threatens gas transit

11 April, Gazprom and Naftogaz proceeded to discuss the terms of the new contract on gas transit through Ukraine to Europe. It was not about the renegotiation of the current to the end of 2019 of the contract, and the new – 2020.

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