Naftogaz has sent a letter to the Government asking the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine to consider the potential cessation of the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine, Hromadske reports.
In Naftogaz, they see a threat to the national security of Ukraine from the potential loss of transit status. In particular, due to the fact that Russian Gazprom refuses to enter into an agreement on gas transit with a new operator of Ukraine’s gas transmission system.
Loss of transit by Ukraine will mean a loss of a significant part of currency earnings. Russia seeks to abandon transit of gas to Ukraine by means of construction of gas pipelines bypassing Ukraine, in particular, “Nord Stream-2”.