Putin warned of the threat of gas supply of Ukraine without Russian transit

Путин предупредил об угрозе газоснабжению Украины без российского транзита

Russian President Vladimir Patisaul that in the event of termination of transit of Russian gas in 2020, Ukraine could remain without reverse supply from Europe.

This was stated at a press conference following his visit to China.

“Reverse, he virtual. Our gas that goes to Western Europe. Gas pipeline the Soviet era how? There from the transit gas pipe coming branches all over Ukraine. This brand is known for professionals thing. The audience just may not understand. But this is nonsense, is nonsense, is a fraud. No real reverse is not” – said Putin.

“Here comes the gas pipe, it is impossible in the morning to start up in direct mode, that is, to run the gas transit to Europe, and at night, like a thief in the night, to turn in reverse mode. It is technologically impossible just. It’s impossible. So what’s going on? The gas comes to Europe, branches of gas transit pipes go all over the territory of Ukraine. Gas taken in normal mode, then the papers it is written that it is the reverse. Partly the territory of neighboring countries, there is a small pipe is laid, joined a couple of pipes, and pretending to chase these volumes. Actually they are not”, – quotes the Russian President press-service of the Kremlin.

According to him, without transit “and will not be gas of Ukraine”.

January 1, 2020, ends a 10-year transit contract between NAK “Naftogaz Ukraine” and Russian “Gazprom”. The latter currently does not conduct active negotiations on signing a new contract on transit through Ukraine and vigorously promotes the projects “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream”.

Way to end Russian Gazprom’s transit of natural gas through Ukraine in 2020 after the completion of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” in “Naftogaz” is considered the main.