If Ukraine had previously agreed on a gas transport consortium “Ukraine ― Russia ― EU”, we wouldn’t be sitting with an empty pipe. Such opinion on air of “112 Ukraine” said the analyst Denis Kiryukhin.
“The idea of the consortium, I think, that we had to start. The Ukrainian position was supposed to be hard a few years ago, when we first started talking about the “Nord stream”, even under Yushchenko. If then raised the issue of the consortium, the situation would have been different. Now we are thinking what to do with an empty pipe. And then it would be if we went to the consortium, we would have a promising position for decades to come,” he said.
“The task of Ukraine is to preserve the transit, but it is difficult to make. Putin and Merkel are afraid to make commitments in the negotiations. “Nord stream – 2″ is constructed, despite pressure from the United States who oppose. But in spite of all disturbances, the caravan moves on. For us to compensate for these losses? Ukraine to compensate it will be difficult, because it shows itself as an unreliable transit country. This thesis appeals to Putin”, – he added.
We will note, according to the leader of “Ukrainian choice” Victor Medvedchuk, the main task of Kiev is to save gas transit route through Ukraine.
“The majority of Germans are confident that the implementation of the “Nord stream ― 2″ will make a more reliable supply Germany with natural gas. The Europeans are not inclined to politicize the construction of a new pipeline. Consumers in the EU are guided only by economic expediency, and looking for ways of diversifying their risks in the energy sector. To keep the same transit route through Ukraine ― the task of Kiev. And yet the only chance not to lose neither the transit nor the GTS is the creation of a trilateral gas transportation consortium Ukraine ― Russia ― EU”, – he said.