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.
"I am sure that transit through Ukraine and transit agreement between NJSC" Naftogaz of Ukraine "and Gazprom or between Ukraine and Russia after 2019 will be extended, because the alternatives are neither economic nor any other does not happen", - has declared the head of Ukraine on Tuesday in Kiev. Poroshenko believes that any gas transportation projects bypassing Ukraine are not sustainable and do not make sense. He also said that Ukraine and Bulgaria will negotiate the use of underground gas storage, RIA " Novosti ".
"on normal commercial terms Ukraine and Bulgaria will negotiate the use of underground storage facilities in Ukraine and underground storage facilities in Bulgaria in order to make more effective our cooperation in the energy sector", - has declared the head." I do not exclude that if we do not agree, then we will buy the gas for the whole of Europe on the Ukrainian-Russian border", - has declared Poroshenko. At the end of June, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller has informed that 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. While Miller said that Gazprom will never sign a contract on gas transit at unacceptable conditions he. On 9 June, the Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev said that Gazprom will not extend the contract on gas transit through Ukraine Under any circumstances. Before the Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the Russian Federation is likely to refuse to transit gesichert Ukraine after 2019. Prior to this, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller declared that the lock of the "South stream" had one purpose – save the transit of gas through Ukraine to the European Union." You have to understand that 90% of gas transit from Russia via Ukraine to the European Union – it actually was a gift of the Soviet Union Ukraine, which Ukraine received in early 90-ies. But when the gift begin to apply as a tool of manipulation – so in reality can't last", - has added the head of Gazprom.