The European Union will strive to maintain the role of Ukraine as a transit country for gas from Russia.
I believe the first day of the week, said the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini after the meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the 28 countries of the brotherhood in Brussels, reports news Agency.
before Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on the situation around gas transit from Russia to European Union via Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Remember, November 2, Gazprom warned Europe about the risk of pumping gas transit through Ukraine. On 24 October, Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that Ukraine is due to insufficient injection of gas in underground storage in the case not even the coldest winter may be forced to take Russian gas from the transit pipeline into the European Union, risking a new gas crisis. On 9 November the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine during the restructuring of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" adopted a conclusion about creating a new operator of the gas transportation system of Ukraine - PJSC " Main gas pipelines of Ukraine ", 100% shares of which will remain in state ownership. Thus, as he said, " Ukrtransgaz ", transit of natural gas through the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) in January-October 2016 has increased by 20% compared with the same period of last year ? 65, 3 billion cubic meters.