Flowers in the studio. Putin called the condition of the preservation of gas transit through Ukraine
RIA Newsand quotes Vladimir Putin:
In fact, this statement by Putin means that first of all everything depends on Ukraine and its “strategic partners.” If in Kiev they stop the practice of constant speculations on the acquisition of Russian gas and its transit to Europe, then the transit can be preserved. But can Ukraine alone abandon this kind of speculation?
Vladimir Putin added that for Russia the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is of an exclusively economic nature. And in Moscow they do not understand the statements of some foreign leaders who call “SP-2” a project of political significance.
According to Angela Merkel, Germany expects that after the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 project, the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine will still be saved. The German chancellor added that for Germany "this is of strategic importance." At the same time, Merkel noted that she spoke and continues to advocate a dialogue with Russia, which "did not stop on the part of Germany even in the most difficult times."
- website of the President of the Russian Federation
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