Naftogaz wants more: Kiev refused to extend the contract with Gazprom for a year

Despite the rapidly approaching expiration of the current gas transit agreement and the prospect of experiencing supply disruptions in winter, Ukraine is moving all-in, trying to persuade Gazprom to sign a disadvantageous contract.

At a briefing following a cabinet meeting, the head of the Ukrainian government, Aleksey Goncharuk, said that Ukraine is refusing to renew the gas transit contract for a year, as it is set to sign a long-term contract under the “European rules”.

At the same time, he expressed solidarity with the position of the head of Naftogaz Ukraine, Andrey Kobolev, who is a supporter of the signing of a long-term and most beneficial agreement for Ukraine with Russia.

Actually, the reason for Kiev’s perseverance lies on the surface and the Ukrainian prime minister does not even think of hiding it: the fate of the Ukrainian gas transportation system, which is critical, is at stake until the Turkish Stream and Nord Stream-2 gas pipelines start working.

TASS quotes the words of Goncharuk:

What will we do next with this gas transmission system if the implementation of the existing contract, which, moreover, does not meet European principles, is extended for a year?

Recall that the next round of trilateral consultations on gas in the Russia-EU-Ukraine format will be held on October 28 in Brussels.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 9 October 2019 19: 15
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    - Well, here we are ... - Just the "flowers" have already wilted ... - the time has come for the "berries" ...
    - And the "berries" ... - here they are ... - Surely, Dill has its own channels with Turkey, where there are "their own relations" ...
    - Turkey generally has a win-win option ... - If Ukropia manages to make Gazprom weak in defending its positions, then there are wide prospects for Turkey to immediately maximize the bar of their demands against Gazprom ...
    - And if something burns out in Ukropia now, then ... then ... then ... then Gazprom goes into the category of pariahs ... -That is In any case, Gazprom turns out to be extreme ... - a scapegoat ... - Indifferent to the fate of Gazprom Zap. Europe will simply take a position of its interests (we supposedly did not insist on a long-term agreement) ... - and, they say ... - since Gazprom itself agreed to this, then let it get out as it wants ... - because "ours" Something West. Europe still gets it anyway ...
    - And Turkey, too, immediately "on a large scale" will sit on Gazprom’s neck ... - this is one of the traps that I wrote about before ... - such are the things ...
    - Well .., it’s not the European Court that will go into the “search for truth” Gazprom Russia ... - this is just ridiculous ... - Alas ...
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 9 October 2019 19: 45
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    What’s the saying: Pans are fighting, and .. ". So, from 1.01.20 we will have gas prices not for a penny, but for rubles. And who else will our Gazprom win back on?
  3. AICO Offline
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 9 October 2019 22: 10
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    Well, let's say so on your Wishlist, to put it mildly - bedding, and even with the "device" !!!
  4. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 10 October 2019 06: 38
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    If the EU needs gas from Russia, and they need it, then they will receive it through the Nord Stream, abandoning their restrictions, and let Ukraine stay with its Wishlist and be heated even with a dung, its problems ...
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 October 2019 09: 00
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    And what did you think, of course, they will bargain to the last.
    Excess billionaire, if you manage to bargain, will not hurt anyone.
    Well, politics - everyone needs a breakthrough. At least 100 bucks, but a breakthrough and breakthrough.
  6. EXPrompt Offline
    EXPrompt (EXPrompt) 10 October 2019 10: 30
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    Alternatively gifted people live in Ukraine. They do not even know that long-term contracts in the EU are forbidden.
    If you want European gas laws, you will be selling transit contracts at a fixed price for a maximum of one year under the open senes procedure.
  7. Putin recently suggested Miller think about dismantling the Russian section of the gas pipeline. So, I think - the days of the gas pipe are numbered, and what is there to agree on?