Ukraine offers EU to create a gas consortium based on Ukrainian gas transmission network instead of building South Stream 2. Konstantin Eliseev, deputy head of the President’s Administration announced that on air of one of the Ukrainian TV channels.
“Regarding energy sector, we made it clear that South Stream 2 is inadmissible. They beard with our arguments and we are going to continue our dialogue, given that the project can’t exist without our consent. Even more, we are not simply criticizing and blocking this political project, we also make motions. We offered to create an international consortium on the basis of Ukraine’s gas transmission network,” said Eliseev.
He added, that the European side supported the President’s initiative to hold a big international conference on Ukrainian gas transmission network perspectives to boost security of both Ukraine and Europe at the beginning of the next year (20108, - ed.).
“The EU considers our initiatives very carefully and it is very important that EU supported our steps towards the energy security and reforms in the sphere. We continue moving in this direction,” summarized the deputy head of the President’s Administration.