“I have no doubt that Gazprom and Gazprom specialists will be ready to explain to Mr. Hochstein the essence of what is happening, and most importantly, to explain a very simple truth: gas is first sold, then it is produced, only then it is transported and transited.

It is impossible to transit gas without selling it, ”said Peskov.

Earlier, Amos Hochstein, adviser to the US State Department for energy security, said that Russia should increase gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine, since its own reserves for the winter in European countries are not enough.

He said that the State Department is "worried" about Gazprom's refusal to book additional volumes of gas transit through Ukrainian territory for October.