TASS, April 10. “Gazprom” has never raised the question of waiver of transit through Ukraine. This was stated by Alexei Miller.
As stated by the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, the implementation of the “Nord stream – 2” is not possible without determining the future of the Ukrainian transit. According to her, is “not a purely economic project that will play a role and political factors”. At the end of March, Germany has allowed the construction of “Nord stream – 2” on its territory.
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 Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Against it is the construction, in particular, Ukraine, which may lose the revenues from gas transit.
“Gazprom” and “Naftogaz of Ukraine” has begun negotiations about the termination of contracts for the supply and transit of gas, initiated by the Russian holding company.