“If the transit volumes are insufficiently loaded, the Ukrainian GTS will have to be optimized to transfer about 30 billion cubic meters of gas only on the domestic market.

The EU will lose a reliable, flexible and independent route, and this will give Russia even more leverage over geopolitics, ”the ministry’s website quoted Galushchenko as saying.

It is noted that the Ukrainian gas transportation system is currently not fully loaded.

The message of the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy indicated that Europe is short of gas.

Earlier, the head of Naftogaz, Yuriy Vitrenko, said that Ukraine is forced to buy gas "at a very high price."