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Russian diplomat Kelin ruled out an increase in gas transit through the Ukrainian gas transportation system

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Russian diplomat Kelin ruled out an increase in gas transit through the Ukrainian gas transportation system
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There are no plans to further increase the transit of fuel through the gas transportation system of Ukraine, the diplomat noted. According to him, the equipment of this pipeline has not been modernized, so a higher load may lead to breakdowns.

So Kelin answered the question of journalists about whether it is worth expecting an increase in supplies to Western Europe if Germany does not approve the launch of Nord Stream 2 in the near future. The ambassador confirmed that the gas pipeline is in a state of readiness.

“The fact is that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline exists, it is ready, it is ready for use,” Kelin said in an interview with the BBC.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that “SP-2” will affect the stabilization of the EU gas market. The introduction of new infrastructure can reduce the volatility of fuel prices, he said.

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