Foreign Ministry said that Russia is ready to continue the transit of gas through Ukraine “on their terms”
Russia is ready to continue the transit of gas through Ukraine on its own terms, said in an interview to “RIA Novosti” Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Pankin.
According to him, “there are a number of items, while the Ukrainians can’t do that”. “We are ready to continue the Ukrainian transit, but on the terms that we need,” — said the diplomat.
According to him, in Ukraine there is uncertainty “in respect of its gas transportation system.” “One of the stated options is that there is a valid contract, it is possible to continue making any necessary changes. But, it seems that Ukraine rejects this option. Here, perhaps, about the automatism it will not go, but there are certain nuances that need to be clear,” — said Mr Pankin.
On 21 January in Brussels hosted a regular meeting of representatives of the EU, Russia and Ukraine on gas. According to its results, the parties decided to postpone the negotiations on the continuation of Russian gas transit through Ukraine after 2019 until may — after the election of the Ukrainian President.
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