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“The purchase of Russian natural gas on Ukraine’s border with Russia will enable European gas companies to use their gas already on the territory of Ukraine, including a possibility to use considerable capacities of underground storage facilities in the west of our state,” the Naftogaz press office quoted Kobelev as saying.
In turn, Ukraine will get “direct connection with European gas network operators,” Kobelev argued.
Naftogaz also said in a statement that the transfer of the gas purchase point for European companies to Russia’s western border “will help both offset a potential risk of the imposition of sanctions and bring gas transit contracts into compliance with the EU’s Third Energy Package.”
Naftogaz said that a probability remained in the current situation for the emergence of problems for gas transit to EU countries.
“Secondly, the absence of direct interconnection agreements between Ukrtransgaz and transport system operators in neighboring countries excludes standard gas balancing during gas transit,” Naftogaz said.
Naftogaz “considers it necessary to warn European partners of possible risks and proposes solving the problem by joint efforts through three-party negotiations in the Ukraine-EU-Russia format,” the Ukrainian energy company said.