In case of loss of gas transit from the Russian Federation, Ukraine will not be able to organize its virtual reverse, despite the fact that direct deliveries would cost Kyiv twice as cheap. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports "TASS" agency.
Putin noted that he would like to understand Kyiv’s plans as to whether a new agreement on gas transit from the Russian Federation through Ukraine would be signed after all. “And if there is no transit? You understand that then there will be no reverse. After all, the reverse is virtual ... This is nonsense, this is deception - there is no real reverse,” Putin said.
He explained that it is impossible, for example, to launch gas in the averse mode in the morning - in transit to Europe, "and to turn into reversing mode at night - it is technologically impossible."
"Therefore, what happens now: gas goes to Europe, branches from transit gas pipes go to the whole territory of Ukraine, gas is taken (by Kyiv, - Ed.) in normal mode and then it is written on papers that this is a reverse. Partially the pipes go to the territory of neighboring countries “From there, a small pipe was laid, a couple of pipes were connected and they pretend that they are pushing these volumes. In fact, there are no such volumes,” Putin said.
“Imagine that there is no transit. So then there will be no gas supply to Ukraine,” the Russian president continued. “This is such a serious issue, they are fooling around, are engaged in some kind of political squabbles instead of thinking about an ordinary citizen of Ukraine who lives with current cares and has to pay an exorbitant price for all these political tricks. "