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Transit of Russian gas through Ukraine to continue after 2024, - German Energy Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

If Russia refuses from gas transit; Ukraine can lose up to three billion hryvnias ($112,418,430) of income
18:39, 23 August 2021

Handelsblatt

Minister of Economy and Energy of Germany Peter Altmaier stated that the transit of the Russian gas in the territory of Ukraine will continue after 2024 as he stated during the Crimean Platform summit.

“We would like to state that the gas supplies, gas transit through Ukraine will continue after 2024,” he said.

Related: Declaration of Crimean Platform summit: Full text published

Thus, the agreement according to which the transit of the Russian gas to the EU through Ukraine acts until 2024. Due to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 that will lay in the Baltic Sea, there is a risk that Russia can refuse from transit service. Then, Ukraine can lose up to three billion hryvnias ($112,418,430) of income.

Crimean Platform is a diplomatic initiative of Ukraine. It is designed to be an international coordination mechanism to restore Russia–Ukraine relations by means of reversing the 2014 annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. The protection of the human rights of Crimean Tatars, environmental degradation, and the stifling of trade in the Black and Azov Sea region are also matters discussed at the summit. The inaugural summit of the platform takes place on 23 August 2021, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

 

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