Ukraine's gas transport system to have hard time due to Nord Stream 2 launch, - minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

The current transit deal with Gazprom provides for reservation of capacities of Ukraine's GTS until late 2024
22:43, 15 June 2021

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated that the country's gas transport system (GTS) will have hard time - actually, several years because of the launch of Nord Stream 2. The official said so in an interview with Ceenergy News.

"The next few years will be quite tough for Ukraine's gas transport system. The current transit agreement with Gazprom provides for reservation of capacities of Ukraine's GTS until the end of 2024", the Minister said.

According to Kuleba, he could see no reason why would Russia need another gas pipeline; the available capacities of Ukraine's GTS "fully cover the available demand and Russia's export capabilities alike".

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"There was and currently is no market necessity in the Nord Stream 2, but there's a clear political will of Russia: to depreciate Ukraine's part in the European gas transit and to weaken our state in its decisive struggle with the Russian aggression", he said. 

Earlier, the official said that Ukraine was ready to begin negotiations about compensation for the losses it would take after the launch of Nord Stream 2. 

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