The EU justified because of the sharp accusations of Ukraine on granting Russia gas privileges

The EU justified because of the sharp accusations of Ukraine on granting Russia gas privileges

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Gazprom received the right to increase the volume of gas supplies to Europe bypassing Ukraine.

In Germany, which was in the center of the scandal concerning the supply of Russian gas to Europe bypassing Ukraine, said that it is important both directions of gas supplies – Ukraine and bypass it, the Nord stream and OPAL.

Minister of state for EU Affairs of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany, Michael Roth said that more than 95% of oil and more than 90% of the gas used in Germany are of foreign origin. Therefore, based on this, the key to a reliable energy supply of the country is diversification of suppliers and routes of energy supplies. About it Mouth said today in Kiev at the conference “the state of the Energy Union”, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“Russia will continue to play an important role as a supplier of gas. As expected, Germany in the medium term will require Russian gas. However, we consider the political problems of our partners in Europe, take this issue seriously. Therefore, long-term security of gas transit through Ukraine and expand cooperation with other countries for us are the most important priorities,” said the German official.

The gas supply issues associated with Russia and Ukraine also discussed the “energy” the European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, and Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier. This Serovich reported today, 10 November, Twitter. However, he did not elaborate on what was talked and agreed.

We will remind, in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine said that the Commission had violated the terms of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine, allowing Russia to increase gas supplies via the Nord stream to the EU bypassing Ukraine.