The head of Naftogaz reproached Germany for striving to make money on Nord Stream 2

Germany should not receive economic benefits from gas supplies via Nord Stream 2 at the expense of other countries, said the head of the Ukrainian Naftogaz, Yuriy Vitrenko. According to him, European companies should decide for themselves how they want to import gas – through Ukraine or the Russian pipeline. Mr. Vitrenko, arguing about whether it is in the interests of Germany to have another gas pipeline due to growth in gas consumption in the future, said that Ukrainian pipeline capacities are sufficient and they are only a quarter occupied. “In addition, Germany would receive economic benefits if, thanks to Nord Stream 2, it became the main distribution point for Russian gas. But as a leading European country, Germany cannot gain a short-term economic advantage at the expense of other European countries,” Yury Vitrenko told the German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (RIA Novosti translation). At the same time, the head of Naftogaz admitted that Russia is fulfilling its long-term obligations to supply gas to Europe. In the summer….

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