Naftogaz takes into account, in case it will not reach an agreement with Gazprom for the continuation from January 1, 2020 of the transit of Russian gases destined for Europe through the Ukrainian transport system, the option for countries such as Poland, Slovakia and the Republic of Moldova to be supplied with gas from Romania, which would reach these destinations through the same pipelines of Ukraine.
The idea was expressed by Naftogaz’s executive director, Yuri Vitrenko, after the last round of tripartite negotiations Ukraine-Russia-European Commission to sign a new Russian gas transit agreement through Ukraine, after negotiation in Brussels. The one in force expires at the end of this year. The talks, which took place on Monday, did not reach any results and will be resumed at the end of next month, shortly before the expiration of the transit contract, according to profit.ro.
The representative of the European Commission in the negotiations, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for the Energy Union, publicly stated that he was “disappointed” with the denouement and understood that the Russian side is responsible for the failure.