MOSCOW – Russian Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov views it unreal to stop Russian gas transit through Ukraine in the next few years.
“Is it possible to just switch off Ukraine and transit via Ukraine? So, by 2019 even by any stretch of imagination, even if there are no problems and some resistance, the Nord Stream II and TurkStream with all further network projects, are probably unreal to build. Therefore, one should think about further perspective,” Chizhov told journalists during a TV link-up with Brussels.
The term of the 10-year gas transit contract between Russia and Ukraine will expire in 2019, he said.