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The Federation Council appreciated the statement of Kiev about interest in Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities


Member of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Sergey Tsekov commented on the RT statement by the head of the Ukrainian GTS Operator company, Sergey Makogon, that Ukrainian underground gas storages (UGS) may be of interest to Poland, Moldova, Romania and Hungary.

“Of course, by and large, in the EU countries, storages can interest anyone if they are provided by bona fide landlords. Ukraine does not make such an impression. The main concern of those who will rent storage facilities will be that Ukraine may at some point cease to fulfill its obligations, ”the senator believes.

Tsekov also noted that with the help of such statements "in Kiev they are trying to draw rainbow-colored pictures."

According to him, in order for the EU countries to be interested in Ukraine, as a state with underground gas storage facilities or as a transit country, "Kiev must behave in a civilized manner."

“If we talk about serious economic benefits for Ukraine, it should build normal relations with Russia, and not come up with a backup and not the most profitable plan,” he concluded.

Earlier in Kiev, it was announced that Ukrainian underground gas storages might be of interest to Poland, Moldova, Romania and Hungary.

It is noted that the development of regional cooperation should become one of the priorities of the country's energy policy.

Source: russiart

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