Russia plans to abandon the flow of gas transit through the territory of Ukraine is unacceptable to Brussels and risking energy security of Europe, said the Vice-President of the European Commission energosoiuz maro? ?ef?ovi?.
"If you look at the construction and proposals (construction) pipelines, one of the goals is to make the Ukrainian transit system is not more relevant or stop deliveries through Ukraine completely. This would have very negative consequences for energy security in the European Union, because the Ukrainian transit is very important, It is the biggest, It is 140 billion cubic meters a year, "said Sefcovic, reports RIA" Novosti ".
He said that the gas transport system of the EU, the most in Central Europe, is fully compatible with the transit of gas through Ukraine." If the aim of these projects is gradually emptied of the Ukrainian transit route, This is simply unacceptable for the EU, because after all, It would change the gas balance in the EU, will put in a very difficult situation of the countries of Central and South-Eastern Europe ", - said Vice-President of the EC. Remember, on 7 July, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is confident that the agreement between Ukraine and Russia on the transit pumping gas in the European Union will be extended after 2019, the expiration date of the current document, as an alternative to the Ukrainian route no. At the end of June the President of Russia Vladimir Putin ordered to hold a dialogue with Ukraine on the extension of the transit of gas from Russia after 2019. The head of Gazprom Alexey Miller reported that stated that the holding company would never sign a contract on gas transit at unacceptable conditions he. And June 9, Medvedev said that Gazprom will not extend the contract on gas transit through Ukraine Under any circumstances. In April, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak apartment is fitted with said that the Russian Federation is likely to abandon the gas flowing through Ukraine after 2019. At the same time, Miller said that a lock of the "South stream" had one purpose – save the transit of gas through Ukraine to the European Union.