The head of the Ukrainian GTS Operator Sergey Makogon said that after the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was completed, gas transit through Ukraine would stop after 2025.
Gazprom will no longer need to pump gas through Ukraine
- said Makogon in an interview with the publication RBC.
The head of the Ukrainian gas company also said that every effort should be made to disrupt the Nord Stream-2 project, which will transport “blue fuel” from Russia to Germany, bypassing Ukraine. Makogon also expressed the opinion that the country can count on the help of the European Union in this, since the activities of the new gas pipeline allegedly run counter to the principles of European solidarity.
The pipeline operator Nord Stream 2 AG announced that the construction of the facility will end at the end of this year - the beginning of the next.
Meanwhile, the OGTS is ready for negotiations with Gazprom on the storage of fuel in the underground storage facilities of Ukraine. According to the head of the Ukrainian company, this will be especially beneficial for Russia in the fall with a decrease in gas transit to Europe. And in conditions of its full payment, Ukrainian UGS facilities could be a mutually beneficial solution for both parties.