In a telephone conversation Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in Detail the situation around gas transit from Russia to European Union via Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, informs a press-service of the Kremlin.
"Discussed the situation around transit of Russian gas to European consumers through the territory of Ukraine. Putin emphasized that in connection with the forecasters predicted a cold winter have the ability to increase risks of unauthorized selection of the Ukrainian side part of gas from Russia delivered to the European Union in Accordance with existing contracts ", - reported in the report on the Internet representation of the Kremlin.
Agreed that this account will be held contacts at the European Commission, of the Ministry of energy of Russia and Gazprom." in the process of exchange of views on the issue of Ukraine stressed the importance of continuation of mutual work on implementation of the Minsk agreements, as well as among them, taking into account the outcome of the summit in " Norman format ", held in Berlin on October 19. In this context concern the continuing violations "regime of silence" in the Donbass ", - noted in the message. Putin and Merkel discussed the issues of the Syrian settlement. 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. Remember Also, on November 9 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.