Serkal warned the EU about possible gas crisis in 2020

Зеркаль предупредила ЕС о возможном газовом кризисе в 2020 году

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Olena zerkal has warned the EU about possible gas crisis due to the lack of agreement on gas transit through the Ukrainian gas transportation system. About atomism Bloomberg.

According to her, the likelihood that Ukraine and Russia can not agree to conclude a new transit contract, which will operate from 1 January 2020, very high.

“While Russia continues to delay the date of the tripartite talks on gas transit gloomy scenario of the gas crisis should be considered seriously” – said zerkal.

Zerkal also stressed that all European countries, including Ukraine, increase the volume of pumping of gas into its storage. This resulted in the increased supply of gas to the European market, which led to the collapse in fuel prices.

Earlier, mirror had reported that Russia is five years from the spring of 2014 – illegally use the depths of the nine gas fields in Crimea. She presented the position of Ukraine in the first round of the oral hearings of the arbitration Tribunal in the case against Russia for the violation of the UN Convention on the law of the sea (UNCLOS) in the Black and Azov seas and the Kerch Strait.

Also, we wrote that Ukraine will have to reform the energy sector at an accelerated pace regardless of whether it will be able to agree on the continuation of transit of Russian gas in 2020. So says Professor Claudia kemfert, who heads the Department of energy, transport and environment at the German Institute for economic research in Berlin.

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