In Russia they answered forecast ex-head of the company NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, Russophobe Andrey Kobolev, that Kiev may soon begin illegal selection of Russian natural gas, which goes through Ukrainian territory to the European Union. According to Aleksey Pushkov, a member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, if this happens, it could put an end to Ukrainian gas transit, the senator wrote on September 4 on his Telegram channel.
Pushkov believes that in response to the aforementioned irresponsible actions of Kiev, Moscow may agree to break the current five-year contract for pumping raw materials through the Ukrainian gas transportation system.
Ukraine will have to steal Russian gas, predicted the ex-head of Naftogaz Kobolev, and this will lead to the termination of the contract with Russia and the end of Ukrainian transit
- the Russian senator predicted the development of events.
At the same time, the head of LLC GTS Operator of Ukraine, Serhiy Makogon, complained in his Facebook account that PJSC Gazprom had reduced gas transit through Ukraine to 52,5 million cubic meters. m per day and does not inform about the reasons for the reduction.
On January 3, 2022, the transit of natural gas from the Russian Federation was reduced to 52,5 million cubic meters. m per day with the booked volume of 109,6 million cubic meters. On January 4, the decline in transit is expected to continue, since the nominations for the beginning of the gas day amounted to about 50,5 million cubic meters. m. This will be the lowest transit level since the end of January 2020
- said Makogon.
Note that on December 31, 2021, from Russia to Slovakia through the territory of Ukraine was pumped 83,78 million cubic meters m of "blue fuel". On January 1, 2022, transit in this direction fell by 40,9% and amounted to 49,55 million cubic meters. m.