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Russia ready to keep gas transit across Ukraine

This is possible if Ukraine-Russia gas disputes in international courts are 'righteously regulated', Russia's Deputy Premier said
08:47, 24 June 2019

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Russia names the condition, under which it would be ready to keep the gas transit across Ukraine. According to Sergei Prikhodko, Deputy Head of the Russian government, all Ukraine-Russia court litigations in the gas sector must be regulated.

"As for the transit of the Russian gas across the territory of Ukraine, we're ready to keep it on the economically profitable conditions, but [also] in case of the righteous solution of all litigations between Gazprom and Naftogaz", Prikhodko said as quoted by TASS.

Related: Poland is ready to connect its gas pipeline to Ukrainian gas transporting system

He also reiterated that the concept of the Nord Stream II does not foresee cutting the transit of fuel on the existing routes.

As we reported, the work of the gas transporting system of Ukraine may be under threat after June 24 due to the lack of funds. It is reported that the company initiated the talks with the creditors, including Naftogaz Ukraine, which is a parent company, about debt restructuring. The National Security and Defense Council was also informed about the situation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that the European Commission would not be able to block the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

Related: Germany insists on gas transit through Ukraine

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