Without transit, Ukraine lost more than Russia from sanctions – Naftogaz

Без транзита Украина потерят больше, чем РФ от санкций - Нафтогаз

The chances that the European Commission will block the construction of the second branch of Nord stream is almost there.

The loss of Ukraine from the termination of transit of gas will amount to 3% of GDP, even more than Russia loses from the actions of Western sanctions. On Monday, August 27, at a round table in the Verkhovna Rada “to Stop Nord stream-2″: mission of Ukraine,” said the commercial Director of Naftogaz Yuriy Vitrenko, writes Today.

“Russia wants to make Ukraine simply did not receive transit revenues is minus 3% to the Ukrainian GDP. This is about as much as Ukraine spends on the army. It is actually to deprive Ukraine of the possibility to Finance the defense,” the official said.

Also, according to Vitrenko, Ukraine’s losses from the termination of transit will be greater than Russia loses from sanctions.

The official said that now the friends of Ukraine in the European Commission to insist on the settlement of the issue of Nord stream-2 with the terms of the Third energy package. However, according to experts, chances that the European Commission will block the construction of the second branch of Nord stream is almost there.

We will remind, during negotiations of Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Ukraine’s participation in gas transit to Europe after the launch of Nord stream-2. Then Merkel pointed out that Ukraine should not lose its status as a transit country for Russian gas. Putin has made a reservation that for Russia the main thing that “the Ukrainian transit met the economic demands were economic in every sense of the word.”

 

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