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The State Duma appreciated the response of Naftogaz to Russia's proposal for transit


Viktor Vodolatsky, deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, commented on Naftogaz’s response to Gazprom’s proposal for gas transit in a conversation with RT.

Yury Vitrenko, executive director of the Ukrainian company, said earlier that “the parties should continue to discuss the extension of transit under European rules in a trilateral format with the participation of the European Commission.”

“Even EC members are already talking about their surprise that Ukraine does not accept Gazprom’s proposals, which has lowered the price of gas as much as possible, and offers various other preferences. But Ukraine constantly finds some kind of hooks in order not to conclude a contract, ”he said.

According to the deputy, this is due to the fact that Kiev wants to continue to speculate on the gas problem.

“The Ukrainian side is blackmailing Europe with this, which depends on transit through Ukraine, until Nord Stream 2 is launched.” I am sure that the European Commission should force Kiev to sign an agreement. This is due to the energy security of the EU as a whole, which depends on the transit of Russian gas, ”Vodolatsky believes.

Earlier, Naftogaz sent Gazprom a response to its proposal to extend the contract for gas transit from Russia.

Source: russiart

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