Payback for Nord Stream 2: Russia will modernize the Ukrainian GTS

Apparently, Gazprom really lost in a dispute with the Ukrainian Naftogaz. The Russian gas monopolist tried to circumvent the problem of transit of "blue fuel" through the gas transportation system Nezalezhnaya. However, the Bulgarian elite blocked the "South Stream", and Ankara seized the large-scale "Turkish Stream" under its internal interests.

Almost it turned out with Nord Stream-2, but the top managers of the Russian company who started to open champagne were besieged by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who quite unexpectedly put forward conditions for maintaining transit through Ukraine. More recently, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said:

The European Union has no relation to Gazprom’s bilateral relations with its Ukrainian counterpart

However, against the union of the end consumer and the transit country, the needy gas supplier proved to be powerless. Moscow and Kiev have already begun preliminary negotiations on the conditions for the resumption of transit contracts expiring in 2019. By the end of May, contacts are expected with representatives of the European Union on this issue. Feeling the power of the United States and Europe behind him, Kiev became bolder and begins to set new conditions, which he could not even hint at before.

The plans of the Russian Gazprom were to leave no more than 10-15 million cubic meters for Ukrainian transit for the needs of Nezalezhnaya’s neighbors. However, now the Ukrainian side considers the ideas of the Russian company unacceptable. Naftogaz now insists on pumping 40 billion cubic meters of gas through the Ukrainian GTS. Moreover, Ukraine is hinting that its gas transportation system will require investments to pump such volumes:

It will still be necessary to invest in order to pump this volume of gas. This is money that we don’t have

There are reasons to believe that the modernization of the gas transportation system of Ukraine will be hanged on the neck of Gazprom. Not without reason, German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently announced that Nord Stream-2 is possible only with the preservation of Ukrainian transit. Apparently, investments in the GTS Independent Square will become the payment of Russia for the possibility of building a second gas string along the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
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  2. Vlad Petrov Offline Vlad Petrov
    Vlad Petrov (Vladimir) April 12 2018 15: 40
    What is beneficial for Germany does not extend to dill, and all kinds of political compliments in her direction will be periodic from Germany, which will not affect real energy projects with Russia.
    1. Tatyana Offline Tatyana
      Tatyana April 13 2018 07: 07
      Washington simply bred Russia for money with its construction of new gas and oil flows to Europe and the repair of gas transportation systems in Ukraine.
      The GTS in Ukraine is in fact the property of the American Shell. And Washington will actually ban its pro-American administration in the EU countries from using Nord Stream 2.
      At the same time, the undermining of industry and, accordingly, the fall of the EU economy, with the lack of imported gas from the EU countries and, as a result, the complete colonial subjugation of the US countries to Europe, is Washington’s strategic task.
  3. Alex tuchkov Offline Alex tuchkov
    Alex tuchkov (Alex Tuchkov) April 12 2018 15: 43
    I registered to read and laugh!
    They say that no one writes fiction?
    A striking example on this resource is the authors of science fiction writers who have come off reality and live in their fantasies ...
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  5. Torsionanas Offline Torsionanas
    Torsionanas (Torsionanas.) April 12 2018 16: 13
    Well, if Ukraine, according to the author, insists on pumping 40 million cubic meters a year, then there are no problems. If they are satisfied with such a volume instead of last year's 48 BILLION cubes.
    Gazprom will not invest a dime in a dead rusty pipe. Payment for transit was levied. And if this money was stupidly taken away, then this is the problem of Ukraine.
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) April 13 2018 08: 44
      Why did you decide that he would not invest? And if he does invest, then what?
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  7. Vasily Knutt Offline Vasily Knutt
    Vasily Knutt (Vasily Knutt) April 12 2018 17: 25
    It is quite stable for Russia to maintain the level of its sales of energy resources at reasonable prices, and how this task will be realized is not at all important.
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  10. ustal51 Offline ustal51
    ustal51 (Alexander) April 13 2018 19: 07
    The whole problem is how to relate to Ukraine. If we assume that in the future Ukraine is a Russian territory, then everything that is being done right now ...
  11. Alexandra 3791 Offline Alexandra 3791
    Alexandra 3791 (Alexandra Alexandrova) April 14 2018 04: 11
    Dreams Dreams. Let them dream further, and we will laugh !!!!
  12. yuriy55 Offline yuriy55
    yuriy55 (Yuri) April 14 2018 08: 08
    And who benefits from contacting Ukraine and Europe in the supply of gas there? Are we going to lose something if we just turn off the gas to the square? Miller will lose, we are nothing. You leave the interests of Russia alone. They are not at all the same as those of the 1 "advanced" Russians.
    After taking office, each year there are certain reasons why the country continues to be in a stupor, slowly degrading to the joy of those whose efforts the USSR collapsed. The enemy is not at the gate. He's inside ...
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