Putin: Russia is ready to cooperate with Ukraine on gas as with a partner

Putin: Russia is ready to cooperate with Ukraine on gas as with a partner


MOSCOW, 17 Dec. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the Russian side is ready to cooperate with Kiev on gas transit in case Ukraine’s ability to work with Russia as partners in Nord stream.

“Regarding the transit through Ukraine… Our Ukrainian partners are able to do the same thing that we do with our European partners on “Northern stream”? Capable of? We will continue to work with them. Unable? Then let’s see what we will do, ” said Putin at the annual press conference on Thursday.

The project “Northern stream-2” involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the coast of the Russian Federation through the Baltic sea to Germany. “Gazprom” will belong to the 50%, BASF, E. ON, Engie, OMV, Shell — 10%. The new pipeline is planned to be built close to the “Nord stream-1”.

Critical questions, key statements, photos from the event and video — online-a report from the press conference of Vladimir Putin on ria.ru >>