The Russian Federation called a condition for negotiations with Ukraine on the extension of gas transit

The gas transit contract is valid until December 31, 2024The Foreign Ministry called the condition of negotiations with Ukraine on transit / photo ua.depositphotos.comThe Foreign Ministry called the condition of negotiations with Ukraine on transit / photo ua.

The Russian Federation is allegedly ready to negotiate the extension of the contract for the transit of gas through Ukraine. This issue, in their opinion, should be discussed from the point of view of commerce.

This was stated by the director of the second department of the CIS countries of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Alexei Polishchuk, in a commentary to RIA Novosti .

According to him, first it is necessary to understand who, in what volumes and under what conditions will purchase gas through Ukraine.

“Negotiations on the extension of transit can be carried out when there is a clear understanding of which of the partners will be ready to buy Russian gas, in what volumes and on what terms. The topic of transportation in this case will be considered secondary,” Polishchuk said.

READ ALSOMillion Euros and Nord Stream 2 to Be Launched Without Certification: ExpertAt the same time, he believes that Ukraine “out of political goals” is talking about extending the treaty until its end.

It should be noted that the contract for the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine is valid until December 31, 2024.

Gas transit – what is known

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during a press marathon that Ukraine offered Russia to increase the transit of natural gas to Europe and a discount, but did not receive an official response to this offer.

Ukraine wants to extend the gas transit contract with Gazprom for 15 years.

Yuriy Vitrenko, chairman of the board of Naftogaz Ukrainy, believes that Russia is deliberately reducing the volume of gas transit through Ukraine in order to blackmail Europe and force it to certify Nord Stream 2 as soon as possible.

The Nord Stream 2 project provides for the construction and operation of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The gas pipeline bypasses Ukraine.

(c)UNIAN 2021


  1. Shove your gas up your ass Putler. Ukraine should just hang fire. I sense Putler realises his beloved Nord Stream is a non starter, now he wants to screw Ukraine into signing some ludicrous contract.

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  2. Well is that all? Along Ukraine’s border Russia’s been massing hundreds of thousands of troops with military vehicles clearly preparing for what looks like a major military invasion that would seize control by force, of Ukraine in a way that seems like part of an effort to rebuild the old soviet bloc, and they want to call for an “extension” of the gas supplier contract. Really? That’s all? Oh yes, that’s perfectly innocent “business-related only” motives here, obviously! Yes! Why did you also know that the justification for why the Imperial Japanese military had surprise-attacked American forces at Pearl Harbor, was because they merely wanted to seize forceful control of gas and rubber supplies in the Philippines and the general South Pacific region? Of course this also brought the United States into World War II in the Pacific, which also meant American involvement in the European War arena. Then we kicked the asses of the Japanese, the Italians, and the Germans. But regrettably went too soft on Russia, because that dragged on into the Cold War. Would Russia risk open war all over again, on the same excuse for what the Japanese tried?

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