Maria Knyazeva. Ukraine has agreed its reliability as gas transit from Russia, said the Vice-President of the European Commission on energosoiuz maro? ?ef?ovi?, speaking in the European Parliament.
"Ukraine agreed last winter that became a trustworthy Transporter of gas from Russia. The EU believes that It is in the interest of all parties that Ukraine should remain a transit country, " he said.
Ukrainian state Firm Naftogaz predicts drop in 2015 the volume of gas transit from Russia through Ukraine by 20% - to 50 billion cubic meters. This is 5 billion cubic meters less than the planned capacity of the offshore gas pipeline "Nord stream-2" the Russian "Gazprom" plans to build, together with European partners (E. On, Shell, OMV, BASF/Wintershall and Engie).
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk expressed the hope that the EC will not allow the implementation of this project. According to him, the construction of this pipeline completely deprive Kiev's ability to supply gas to the EU and would lead to an annual loss of 2 billion dollars of funds coming from the transit.