Date: 10 months ago   Category: World business

Putin has declared determination to continue cooperation with Ukraine in the gas sphere


Russia is ready to continue cooperation with Ukraine as the transitor of gas, the president Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the head of chemical concern BASF Kurt Bock has said on Wednesday, March 22. RIA Novosti reports about it. According to the Russian President, "Nord Stream-2" taking into account growth of consumption of gas in Europe and reductions of production is "purely economic project". "You the noticeable shareholder in Nord Stream. And, as far as I know, you support continuation of this project. I would like to emphasize that this project isn't directed against our any partners. Moreover, we are ready to continue with all our partners of the relation, including with Ukraine" — Putin has told. Materials on teme07:01 — on March 15, 2017 On call to a trubypokhozha, Gazprom has managed to find approach to the European chinovnikamv February of this year German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke about need to keep transit of the Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine. And at the beginning of March the similar statement was made by the Foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel. "We need "Nord Stream-2", but we need both reliability of the Ukrainian pipelines, and reliability of providing such countries with energy carriers as Slovakia, the Czech Republic or Poland. And I feel that our Russian partners are quite ready to it" — he has noted. However this position is shared by not all European countries. At the beginning of February the prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán has expressed concern about a role of Kiev in transit of the Russian gas. "We can't bypass a question how stable supply of gas through Ukraine is. We always stood up for the fact that it is necessary to carry out diversification of deliveries" — the politician has told. The agreement of shareholders on the Nord Stream-2 project meaning two gas pipelines with a general annual power of 55 billion cubic meters on a bottom of the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany has been signed in September, 2016 within East economic forum in Vladivostok. Gazprom, E.ON, Shell, BASF/Wintershall, OMV and Engie were a part of consortium. Input of the pipeline in operation is planned for the fourth quarter 2019. At the same time period of validity of the agreement on transit of the Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine, comes to an end on January 1, 2020.

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