Alexander Kuranov. Slovakia will not supply gas to Ukraine at the main pipeline through which fuel is pumped from Russia, It would be failures agreements with Russia, said on Thursday Prime Minister Robert fico, speaking at the Symposium " Energy security and the development of Energosoiuz the EU ".
"Slovakia will not supply gas to Ukraine in the reverse direction along the main pipeline through which fuel is pumped from Russia to European countries," said fico." It would have been the failures of the contractual framework between Slovakia and Russia ", - noted the Prime Minister.
According to fico, Ukraine cannot count on the supply of gas to a greater extent than It gives the possibility to reverse the pipeline Vojany-Uzhgorod.
Slovak Prime Minister said about It in connection with the recent statement of the Minister of energy of Ukraine the Minister about his country's intention to cease from 1 April to buy gas in Russia, relying only on the reverse supplies from Europe. According to fico, he feared that Kiev after such statements will increase pressure on Slovakia, demanding increased gas supplies.
in the early fall of 2014 was launched reconstructed pipeline Vojany-Uzhgorod through which gas from European countries come to Ukraine in the reverse mode. The initial capacity of the pipeline 10 billion cubic meters of gas a year later, many times increased and has now reached 14, 6 billion cubic meters per year (40 million cubic meters per day).
on the issue Last news about do you expect in the foreseeable future to increase the volumes of gas on the pipeline to Ukraine authorized operator of the gas transportation system of Slovakia - organization Eustream Wagram, Coughran replied that at the moment the Firm is not engaged.
European suppliers of gas to Ukraine, which names the Company Eustream not disclose, indicating a trade secret, reserved the supply of fuel by pipeline Vojany-Uzhgorod until 2019 at the maximum possible volume.