“Okay, we understand that Nord Stream 2 can be more profitable for you.

Let us, because we are losing, this is a political issue, let us make Ukraine a co-owner of Nord Stream 2, give us 5-7-10% so that we can compensate for our losses, ”he said.

According to Bortnik, part of the gas that will pass through the pipeline may also enter Ukrainian storage facilities.

"Let's talk about this, that Ukraine will become a participant in Nord Stream 2 ... Sell or transfer 5% of the cost of this Stream to the Ukrainian Naftogaz, and we will be shareholders, we will make money on it," RIA quoted him as saying News.

According to the political scientist, this option is possible until the gas pipeline is launched.

He also suggested the possibility of creating a Russian-European consortium, which will become the owner of the Ukrainian GTS and provide gas transit through it, but for this "we need to take our position, abandon the position of American partners and promote our narrative, our national interests."

Earlier, Igor Yushkov, an expert at the Financial University under the Russian government, recalled in an interview with RT that by the end of 2024 Ukraine will receive at least $ 1.2 billion a year for the transit of Russian gas.

On June 10, Nord Stream 2 AG announced that the necessary commissioning works will be carried out within the next few months.