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V.Zelensky: Ukraine receives $2 billion for gas transit annually

Ukraine's transit of Russian gas to Europe in 2020 dropped 38% year on year to 55.8 Bcm

V.Zelensky: Ukraine receives $2 billion for gas transit annually

Kiev, July 14 - Neftegaz.RU. Ukraine receives $2 billion for gas transit annually, President V.Zelensky has said at the All-Ukrainian Forum «Ukraine 30. Humanitarian Policy.
Zelensky said:
  • There are fundamental things we need to understand
  • For us, energy security are not just words
  • We get $2 billion for gas transit
He stressed that this $2 billion is part of the funds that Ukraine spends on infrastructure, army, improvement of infrastructure, including energy infrastructure:
As to the green course of Ukraine, it is about reducing production and use of gas, it is also about reducing heat generation

At the same time, according to Zelensky:
  • Ukraine will need 10-15 years to transfer to renewable energy and get a real result
  • Thus, it is important for Ukraine to have needed gas reserves
President Zelensky was on an official visit to Germany on July 11-12.
In Berlin, Zelensky discussed the issue of completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ukrainian President emphasized that Ukraine and Germany have different views on Nord Stream 2, but believes that he has given many arguments, and Ukraine will not lose ground after the completion of the construction and commissioning of the gas pipeline.

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