Gas imports in September increased by 17% compared to August 2021.
A little more than a month remains before the transition from injection to withdrawal from underground storage facilities.
In August, the volume of gas transported from the EU to Ukraine amounted to almost 567 million m3.
In August, Gazprom announced that it expected to supply 5.6 billion cubic meters of gas via the pipeline this year.
Zelenskyy noted that Angela Merkel is guided by pragmatic considerations in relations with Russia.
The exact date of the gas pipeline launch has not yet been announced.
Gazprom refused to book additional capacities for gas transit through Ukraine.
The Polish Foreign Minister said that Russia is making it clear that it will use the pipeline as an instrument of political blackmail.
93% of the gas volume was imported by backhaul from Hungary and Poland.
On average, since the beginning of the year, a day-ahead contract for TTF cost $301 per thousand cubic meters.
The entire volume was requested.
Angela Merkel, during a joint briefing with Zelenskyн, stated the need to preserve the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine.