Cabinet says Ukraine will not purchase Russian gas from in current format

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine does not buy gas from Russia for almost two years
14:22, 23 October 2017

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Ukraine will not return to the purchases of Russian gas in the current format, even if the proposal by Gazprom is more profitable than from European suppliers. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion in an interview with Economic Truth.

According to him, to consider the transition to partial purchase of gas from Russia is possible only in case of transferring the point of transit registration to the eastern border.

"If we moved the point of transit registration to the eastern border, this option could be considered. In current format it is very risky and irresponsible," he said.

Gazprom's favorable proposals for the supply of blue fuel for Ukraine did not always justify itself, Kistion added.

Related: Ukraine should become energy hub for supply of Russian gas to Europe, - Sefcovic

"At the same time, we must understand that free cheese is only in a mousetrap. We can analyze the previous experience when we were tied up by attractive conditions, and then they solved all their issues on our expense," he said.

As it was reported earlier the parliaments of Ukraine and Poland agreed on a joint letter to the European Union regarding the inadmissibility of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, now it's Lithuania's turn. Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy told journalists on Sunday at the Shehyni-Medyka checkpoint.

According to Parubiy, an agreement was reached during the conference of representatives of the "parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe".

"I want to inform you that a joint letter on rejection and objection has already been agreed between the Polish and Ukrainian parliament, and, also our position on the Nord Stream-2 project," the speaker of the parliament said. Parubiy expects that soon the letter will be supported by the Lithuanian parliament.

Related: Gazprom: Ukraine’s refusal of to buy Russian gas endangers gas transit to Europe

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