Ukraine reacted to the decision of the court of the EU on OPAL gas pipeline

Украина отреагировала на решение суда ЕС по газопроводу OPAL

The Ukrainian side for three years to prove the existence of violations of energy solidarity, said Elena zerkal.

The EU court in the case of the OPAL confirmed the position of Ukraine on the violation of the energy of solidarity. This was written by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Elena zerkal on his page in Facebook on Tuesday, September 10.

“This decision was taken in violation of the bases of the power of solidarity” decided judge from Luxembourg. This is what we argued in the EC for three years,” – said zerkal.

In turn, the Executive Director of Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko has called the court’s decision is a pleasant surprise.

“The decision of the European court on the illegality of the removal of restrictions on the use of the OPAL gas pipeline, which is a continuation of Nord stream, was a pleasant surprise,” he wrote on his page in Facebook.

Earlier Tuesday, the European court annulled the decision of the European Commission from 2016, which Russia’s Gazprom was able to fully utilize the capacity of the OPAL pipeline. Such a verdict means that Gazprom will not be able to abandon the gas transit through the territory of Ukraine.

In Poland believe that this decision will significantly increase the transit of gas through Ukraine’s GTS and also strengthen the position of Kiev in gas talks with Moscow.

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