“Gas transit through Ukraine is not only a significant income, but an important element of Ukraine's energy and military security,” he wrote on Facebook.

Makogon considers it important to prevent the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

In March, the head of Naftogaz Ukrainy, Andriy Kobolev, said that direct gas imports from Russia would jeopardize Ukraine's sovereignty.

Later, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Igor Ananskikh, in an interview with RT, commented on Kobolev's statement.