Gazprom announced plan B in the situation with gas transit through Ukraine
Plan B in the situation with gas transit through Ukraine is to extend the existing contract for a short period of time, the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said on the air of Russia 24.
“One of the most important issues that was discussed today is a legal issue. By what right can a new transit contract be concluded, ”he said.
As Miller noted, there are risks that by January 1, 2020 Ukraine will not be able to implement the Third Energy Package and create an independent certified gas transmission operator, an independent regulator.
“And we said today that in this case, plan B is being considered - extending the existing contract for a short period of time,” he explained.
On September 19, gas transit negotiations were held in Brussels with the participation of representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission.
The head of the Ministry of Energy of Russia, Alexander Novak, called them very constructive.
Following the meeting, the minister spoke about Russia's position on a contract for gas transit through Ukraine.
According to Novak, Russia at the negotiations proposed to extend the agreement on gas transit for a short period, unless new EU requirements are introduced before January 1, 2020.