About this during the broadcast of the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin "on the channel" Russia-1 "said the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov.
According to him, Russia is ready to continue to use transit through Ukrainian territory, but cannot do this, since the Ukrainian side is in no hurry to reach agreement on this issue.
The spokesman noted that Ukraine itself needs to continue the transit of Russian gas, otherwise the Ukrainian gas transportation system will not be needed by anyone and will simply fall apart.
Dmitry Peskov also emphasized that before proceeding to any transit arrangements, it is necessary to stop the bacchanal in the Stockholm arbitration, as Vladimir Putin had previously pointed out.
Recall that before the end of the current contract less than two months remain and if Kiev wants to save the 3 billion dollars that the Ukrainian budget received annually for the transit of Russian gas, then it needs to hurry.
Moreover, the Ukrainian authorities should think about the generous offer of Vladimir Putin, who promised that gas for Ukraine could be substantially cheaper if Kiev switched to direct deliveries from Russia.