Ukraine will insist on a long-term agreement with Russia on gas transit – Honcharuk

In negotiations with Russia on gas transit through the territory of Ukraine from January 1, 2020, Ukraine will require a long-term agreement with transit guarantees in an amount sufficient to service the domestic gas transmission system. This was stated by Prime Minister Olexiy Honcharuk.

“But now we adhere to Ukrainian interests, which means that we will require a long-term contract, and not for one year, and we will require sufficient guarantees of transit so that we can serve the gas transmission system”, he said.

He noted that yesterday’s adoption of the law on the Naftogaz’s unbundling strengthens Ukraine’s positions in trilateral negotiations.

Recall, on October 31, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on the unbundling of Naftogaz of Ukraine.

 

Source: unian.ua

Tags: The Cabinet of Ministers, Gazprom, gas, Naftogaz, contracts, Nord Stream 2, Kobolyev, hydrocarbon production, legislation, EU, gas imports, energy market, gas transit, RF, foreign affairs

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