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