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The transit contract between Naftogaz and Gazprom does not meet the requirements of the legislation of Ukraine and the European Union. This was stated in a Facebook Executive Director of the Ukrainian company Yuri Vitrenko.
He said that for this reason the agreement cannot be extended. According to Vitrenko, the transit through Ukraine may occur on the standard European conditions, not on conditions of Russia.
The head of “Naftogaz” also said that if Russia will not cease to provide “Gazprom” the exclusive terms and conditions for gas transit through Ukraine, then the Ukrainian company is able to achieve a compensation of 10 billion dollars due to the lack of transit after 2019.
In late January, the Verkhovna Rada Deputy Vadim Rabinovich, said the termination of transit of Russian gas will lead to the fall of the Ukrainian economy. According to him, in the event of termination of gas transit Ukraine will have to spend a huge amount on the maintenance of the idle pipeline.
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