Sep 14, 2021
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Kiev is ready to leave Europe without Russian gas because of “Nord Stream 2”

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In Nezalezhnaya, they complained about the underloading of the Soviet pipe with fuel

The Kiev regime itself is ready to stop the transit of Russian gas to Europe if, upon launching Nord Stream 2, Gazprom’s supplies via the GTSU turn out to be too low. Then the authorities of Nezalezhnaya intend to reorient their gas transportation system for internal needs.

With such a revelation for the Europeans and a new form of blackmail, the head of the country’s Ministry of Energy Herman Galushchenko spoke out. The Ukrainian made his speech at a meeting with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Energy of Germany Andreas Feicht.

Pan Galushchenko stressed that if transit stops, many countries on the continent face a shortage of fuel, and a reliable, flexible and independent route to Europe will be blocked.

“This will give Russia even more leverage over geopolitics,” the Ukrainian repeated the established mantra.

In this regard, the minister called on the Europeans to “take decisive action”, as well as show solidarity and respect the legislation of the Old World. Which ones, he did not specify.

According to him, the Soviet Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline, or rather, its part on the territory of Nezalezhnaya, is the only route for the supply of Russian blue fuel to Europe that is not under Moscow’s control.

The minister complained that the GTSU is now significantly underutilized, the pipeline is not used by about 70%.

After the launch of Nord Stream 2, only 10-15 billion cubic meters per year may remain for transit through Ukraine, which will not allow the gas transmission system to work fully, said Pan Galushchenko. In this case, the GTSU will only be engaged in pumping 30 billion cubic meters required for its own needs.

Earlier today, Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechaev assessed the deal between Washington and Berlin, reached by the US and Germany this summer. The diplomat recalled that Moscow was not a party to the agreement. Therefore, the requirements to the RF on “SP-2” and Ukrainian transit on the basis of agreements of third-party states are not justified and obligatory for Russia to fulfill.

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