Gazprom said it did not offer Ukraine to buy gas from Russia
Miller’s comments on transit volumes through Ukraine after 2024 concerned EU procurement under new contracts.Gazprom reacted to Vitrenko’s words / UNIAN photo
Russia ‘s Gazprom did not offer Ukraine to buy gas, and CEO Alexei Miller’s comments on transit through Ukraine after 2024 concerned EU procurement under new contracts.
As reported by TASS , this is stated in a comment issued on Saturday to Gazprom in connection with the statement of the Chairman of the Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuri Vitrenko.
“We have read the statement of Naftogaz Ukrainy CEO Yuriy Vitrenko. Please note that no one has offered Ukraine to buy Russian gas. Gazprom CEO Oleksiy Miller’s comment is addressed to our EU partners, primarily German,” the statement said. message from Gazprom’s information department.
It specifies that “it is a question of volumes of transit through Ukraine after 2024 according to new volumes of purchases of the Russian gas by the companies of the EU countries under new contracts”. “And that in this regard we are also concerned about the decarbonisation of the European Union economy,” the statement said.
As UNIAN reported, today, July 24, the chairman of the board of Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuri Vitrenko said that Gazprom’s proposals to maintain gas transit through Ukraine in exchange for unprofitable purchases of Russian gas are unacceptable. Thus, Naftogaz noted, Vitrenko commented on Miller’s statement on readiness to ensure and increase gas transit through Ukraine with additional purchases of Russian gas.
On July 23, Vitrenko said that Ukraine would insist on the need to impose sanctions on the operator of the Nord Stream-2 project, which would prevent the start of gas transportation through the pipeline.