He noted that Russia has increased supplies through the Ukrainian gas transportation system in excess of contractual obligations for transit, the increase this year will be about 10%.

“You can't increase it there anymore.

Everyone is hinting to us: increase supplies through Ukraine.

Dangerous to increase!

The GTS has not been repaired there for decades, ”Putin said.

If the pressure increases, the pipe may “burst altogether,” in which case “Europe will lose this route altogether,” the Russian president explained.

RT was broadcasting from the meeting.

Earlier, Putin spoke about Russia's obligations to transit gas through Ukraine.

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