Zelensky offered to sell the Ukrainian gas transmission system in exchange for Nord Stream 2


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is putting forward one initiative after another in front of the West, intimidating local politicians and the public by the "aggression" of Russia. On May 31, 2021, in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper from Germany, he offered to sell the Ukrainian GTS in exchange for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.


Zelenskiy compared this gas transmission project with a "royal flush" in Moscow when playing poker - the best combination of cards that can only be dreamed of and guaranteeing the owner a victory. But Russia needs this pipeline, running along the bottom of the Baltic, not because it will bring great financial benefits, but in order to put pressure on Ukraine. Moreover, with the help of Nord Stream 2, the Russian Federation wants to divert the attention of the West and leave behind Crimea and Donbass.

To bargain in Donbass, to "knock out" an amnesty for the separatists, to leave control of the results of local elections to Russia, and so on ... Nord Stream 2 is a trump bet today

- he specified.

The Ukrainian president is very concerned that after the commissioning of Nord Stream 2, Russia may refuse to extend the current agreement on gas transit to Europe through the territory of Ukraine. Therefore, the Ukrainian GTS should be sold as soon as possible, making it co-owners of American and European partners. They will not give offense either to themselves or to their Ukrainian companions.

The question is not that no one would damage this pipe or take any action against it, but that everyone should defend these contracts and protect the security of Ukraine and Europe in general.

- he explained the essence of his thought.

Note that at the same time Zelensky decided to scare Western countries, the likely imminent "blitzkrieg" of Russia in Ukraine and the inevitable creation of the Union State of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, which he himself fears most. In addition, Zelensky wanted to link Nord Stream 2 with the issues of Crimea and Donbass into a single whole for further confrontation with Russia.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 1 June 2021 22: 52
    +9
    Late to drink Borjomi ...
    I recommend considering the option with a second metal.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 2 June 2021 01: 14
      +13
      They cannot either cut the GTS or sell it.
      Most Ukrainians (including Zelensky) have not yet understood what kind of weight hung around their neck.
      The GTS is built into the GDS (gas distribution network) of Ukraine. GTSU is a part of GDSU. If you stop transit and cut the gas transportation system, then almost all of Ukraine will be left without gas. And the country's energy sector is designed for wide and widespread access to gas. The areas are powered from the nearest transit pipes. And if there is no gas there? Or the pipes themselves will not be? Even changing the direction of gas flow is now a technical problem.
      And when Russia now says that it will not stop transit after 2024, it is simply giving alms to these poor people. Yes, low transit volumes will not give them profit, they will not even provide funds for the maintenance of the pipe (who is to blame for the fact that 7% of the necessary money was allocated for this for the last 30 years, the rest was plundered). But without transit, they will have to do the technical filling and maintenance of pressure at their own expense. And the state of the GTS is terrible. For 2015 a German company made an audit and estimated wear at 85%. Since then, the pipes have not become newer.
      So the second metal does not work. New pipes will not appear at the click of your fingers throughout the 404.
      Classic suitcase case without handle.
      1. Tatyana Offline Tatyana
        Tatyana 2 June 2021 09: 44
        +5
        I will soon think that Zelensky in reality is just a disabled person!
        There was no need for him to climb into the presidency of Ukraine! And now he can't get out back without shame.
        1. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
          Akuzenka (Alexander) 2 June 2021 10: 14
          +3
          I will soon think that Zelensky in reality is just a disabled person!
          There was no need for him to climb into the presidency of Ukraine! And now he can't get out back without shame.

          He is not an invalid in the head, but an actor. He plays according to a script written by an American owner, but sometimes he allows himself to improvise (he is still a good actor). He has options to "crawl away": Poroshenko showed him the first - to drink and promise, without doing anything - he is drunk. Well, then, as far as he is smart enough. I think that he has already received the fee. And again, what a shame the actor has ?! None. For money, they play whoever they order.
          1. Cherry Online Cherry
            Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 3 June 2021 10: 06
            +1
            Plays from a script written by an American host,

            Shameful role. Stain for life. Was it worth it?
      2. FrankyStein Offline FrankyStein
        FrankyStein (FrankyStein) 2 June 2021 23: 19
        +1
        Do you seriously think that the pipes have rotted there ??? It is not physically possible !!! It's incredible how you can even believe in this absurdity. When we talk about the deterioration of ukrogs, it means the deterioration and technological obsolescence of mainly pumping stations. In ukrogs, firstly, there are too many of them quantitatively by modern standards, and secondly, their efficiency, let's say, is lower than modern counterparts. In addition to the pumps themselves, there are other superfluous and, first of all, obsolete, let's say, elements that do not contribute to the pumping of gas.
        1. boriz Offline boriz
          boriz (boriz) 2 June 2021 23: 42
          +4
          When they say "pipe" about the GTS, they mean the whole complex. But pipes as well. Pipes have been subjected to numerous influences over the decades, including temperature extremes and related deformations. Cracks gradually form in critical areas.
          Of course, neither the pumps nor the motors have changed. And shutoff valves. The engines on the pumps are gas turbine. And if the engines on the recently crashed An 26 have not changed since the times of the USSR and have not been overhauled, then I have no doubt that exactly the same thing is at the GTSU.
          In general, the figure is 85% depreciation for 2015. I didn’t name it, the Germans. What is the reason not to believe them?
          And when now we are talking about the possibility of mixing hydrogen into natural gas when pumping it, they call 20% in JV and SP2, 10-15% in Yamal-Europe and only 5% in GTSU. This is due to cracks as well.
          Well, in the cracks - oxidation. Steel is not stainless.
  2. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 1 June 2021 23: 01
    -4
    "did not damage this pipe" (c)
    "A and B sat on the pipe. A fell, B disappeared. Who remained on the pipe? (C)

    fellow
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 2 June 2021 01: 18
    +5
    ... sell the Ukrainian GTS in exchange for the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

    Watch for panties.
    Just an idiot. This stuff is no longer needed by anyone.
  4. Cherry Online Cherry
    Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 2 June 2021 02: 49
    0
    he offered to sell the Ukrainian GTS

    The question is not that no one would damage this pipe or take any action against it, but that everyone should protect these contracts.

    How will the new owners "protect these contracts"? Gazprom will simply not supply gas there, and how will it be forced?
  5. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 2 June 2021 06: 09
    +1
    Pipe for sale, Land for sale, Motor sich for sale ...
    Mr. Ze is not far from his wife so soon ...
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 2 June 2021 08: 16
      +3
      Mr. Ze is not far from his wife so soon ...

      Or maybe everything has already happened. Only Ze doesn't know. He scratches the lintel with his antlers.
  6. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 2 June 2021 06: 29
    +2
    People say about such people - very literate. Sell ​​for something that doesn't belong to you. The authorities of Ukraine have been holding on to this since the time of the search for their statehood.
  7. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 2 June 2021 07: 26
    0
    And you don't need it for nothing ...
  8. Andrey Selkov Offline Andrey Selkov
    Andrey Selkov (Andrey Selkov) 2 June 2021 08: 51
    0
    Interesting ; Where is this clown going !!
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 2 June 2021 10: 22
      0
      To Crimea, it's safe there
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 2 June 2021 23: 44
        +1
        The apartment, again, is available ...
  9. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 2 June 2021 10: 21
    0
    Dreamer this clown
  10. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 2 June 2021 11: 57
    -3
    I have not read the text. Most likely rubbish. But offering this Zelenskiy can be called a not very smart person. By selling you get money. Have spent on drink. In the meantime, the system is working, it brings income and a fine for the Russian Federation for not fulfilling obligations.
    But by selling the System, Ukraine will lose its value for the States.
    Smarter, there have already been proposals, not me. By tying SP2 with gas pumping through Ukraine, there is a good lever for controlling the Streams. In the end, the consumer decides which pipe to use.
  11. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 2 June 2021 12: 14
    -4
    In short, I read it. Someone writes something. Was this an interview? Not a word. A muddy topic and a muddy author I don't see a name.
    The purpose of the post is to discredit Zelensky. As always, work for the forehead who cannot analyze information, who does not remember the past.
    And most importantly for the trolls. This is food! Joke.
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    2. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
      akarfoxhound 2 June 2021 16: 07
      +2
      Quote: Vladest
      The purpose of the post is to discredit Zelensky.

      Something you can defame the clown-maestro, who has played a "wonderful" benefit performance with his household on the piano? Seriously? At the same time, to the pretense of the banter?
      laughing laughing laughing
    3. Evgeny Maximov Offline Evgeny Maximov
      Evgeny Maximov (Evgeny Maximov) 3 June 2021 21: 57
      +1
      Zelensky? Defile?
  12. AntoxaRus Offline AntoxaRus
    AntoxaRus (Anton) 2 June 2021 15: 17
    +2
    The Russian Federation needs SP2 not to put pressure on Ukraine, but to not depend on non-brothers for gas supplies!
    They have new pogemushki every quarter, an antimonopoly lawsuit against Gazprom, or something else.
    And they have already offered to sell the Ukrainian GTS, but who will voluntarily get off such a feeder ?!
    1. yakov stalin Offline yakov stalin
      yakov stalin (yakov stalin) 2 June 2021 19: 57
      0
      no, now it is not worth anything, so they will only want to sell who buys drushlat, no one needs it, it needs to be repaired, and after repair, whose gas to pump its own, perhaps there is no other gas
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  14. yakov stalin Offline yakov stalin
    yakov stalin (yakov stalin) 2 June 2021 19: 52
    0
    I will buy a pipe for scrap metal from them at a good price, a ruble per kilo
  15. Yurets Offline Yurets
    Yurets (Yuri) 4 June 2021 12: 04
    +1
    Freeloaders and bloodsuckers parasitizing on the body of Russia!
  16. Alexander Klyushenok (Alexander Klyushenok) 5 June 2021 09: 40
    +1
    Quote: Vladest
    The purpose of the post is to discredit Zelensky.

    Oh, how can you defame lower than he defamed himself for a long time! It's funny, there's really nowhere to go lower)))