Merkel expects gas transport across Ukraine to be continued after 2024

Merkel expects gas transport across Ukraine to be continued after 2024

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she expected the next German chancellor to keep a promise given to Ukraine and make sure that gas transport across Ukraine continues.

“The European Union and Germany will take care to make sure that [gas transport] continues after 2024 as well,” Merkel said at a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“We have given a promise to Ukraine, and we’ll keep it. Keeping my word is my custom, and I suppose this is also true for each future chancellor,” Merkel said.

Olaf Scholz, German vice chancellor and finance minister and the Social-Democratic Party’s chancellor candidate for the 2021 federal election, said earlier in July that Germany would seek the extension of the agreement on gas transport across Ukraine.

(C)INTERFAX UKRAINE 2021

One comment

  • Nord Stream 2 is one of Putin’s more obvious Geopolitical moves and anyone that knows Putin knows the sole purpose of NS2 is to bypass Ukraine. No amount of promises will change that. In fact, Putin probably relishes the opportunity to screw another former Chancellor.

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