Novak: the Russian Federation has no plans to abandon the gas transit through Ukraine

Novak: the Russian Federation has no plans to abandon the gas transit through Ukraine


Some volumes of gas will remain after 2019, said Minister of energy Alexander Novak. According to him, this will depend on negotiations between “Gazprom” and “Naftogaz”.

MOSCOW, 15 Jan. Russia has no plans to completely abandon gas transit through Ukraine; much will depend on negotiations between “Gazprom” and “Naftogaz”, said Minister of energy Alexander Novak.

“Some volumes of gas will remain after 2019, but this will depend primarily on negotiations between “Gazprom” and “Naftogaz of Ukraine” closer to the expiration of an existing contract,” said Novak in an interview to RBC TV channel.