"The topic of both transit through Ukraine and the topic of Nord Stream were discussed during the day before yesterday's conversation (between Russian President Vladimir Putin -


) with Chancellor Merkel," Peskov said.

He recalled that Gazprom confirmed "its readiness to transit gas through the territory of Ukraine after 2024, provided that it is economically feasible, and provided that the gas transportation system of Ukraine is in a normal, working condition."

“Negotiations can only be purely commercial.

These are negotiations that relate to the economic substance, economic feasibility, ”added Peskov, answering the question whether government officials will participate in the negotiation process.

Earlier, the head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller commented on the situation with gas transit through the territory of Ukraine.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that the issue of the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after 2024 will depend on the demand for fuel.