Qatar is ready to provide Ukraine with liquefied gas. This is a unique opportunity to increase the energy security of our state.- Poroshenko wrote on Twitter. According to him, negotiations on this issue will take place in the near future, and deliveries can go through the terminal in Poland or through the Bosphorus.
Recall that Poroshenko has repeatedly stated about the "energy independence" of Kiev from Moscow - in January, he said that Ukraine "confidently starts" 2018, because this is the "year of energy independence." In June last year, Poroshenko also said that Ukraine was able to get off the “gas needle” of Russia in three years.
But the “energy independence” of Ukraine led only to the fact that the country had serious problems after Gazprom refused to supply and transit gas to Ukraine. As a result, Ukraine had to buy reverse gas from Europe at inflated prices. As the saying goes, friendship is friendship, and you should pay money.
It should be added that Qatari gas will turn out to be several times more expensive than Russian for Ukraine.