Gazprom began dismantling labor for gas transit through Ukraine. According to RIA Novosti, this was announced by the head of the operator of the Ukrainian gas transmission system Operator of the GTS Sergey Makogon.
“Here is the fact that Gazprom began to dismantle the pipes on its territory through which gas is delivered to the border with Ukraine – this is a problem, but we cannot particularly affect it,” he said.
He noted that gas transit will soon disappear as a source of income for the Ukrainian budget. At the same time, Makogon emphasized that the Ukrainian side did not refuse transit, this is the initiative of Gazprom.
According to the head of the GTS, in the event of a transit stoppage, the company will have to reorient itself to the domestic market.
On December 30, 2019, according to Rambler, Russia and Ukraine signed a new transit agreement. It is calculated until the end of 2024, can be prolonged for 10 years, implies the rejection of mutual claims between Gazprom and Naftogaz, and possible claims for gas supply and transit contracts dated January 19, 2009.