“We persistently suggest, if the American and German sides are interested, to extend the transit contract now - without waiting for 2024.

There is an opportunity, ”he said in an interview with TSN.

According to him, Russia has not yet responded to this proposal.

“Even though today we are ready to sign a contract for the next 10-15 years with a transit volume of at least 45 billion cubic meters.

meters of gas per year, ”said Makogon.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the danger of a further increase in transit through the Ukrainian gas transportation system.