Information Agency TASS quotes Alexey Miller:
Gazprom, as a shareholder of the project, will pay a transport tariff to itself. The North Stream-2 transport tariff is 2,1 dollars per 1 thousand cubic meters per 100 km. Transport fare through Ukraine 2,5 dollar. That is, transit through Ukraine on 20% more expensive. We hear that it is necessary to leave transit through Ukraine 30 billion cubic meters, for Gazprom transit through Ukraine is an additional cost from 25 to 43 billion dollars. It is necessary to understand who will compensate them.
The speech, apparently, is about the growing volumes of Ukrainian debt to Gazprom, which (debt) is clearly not going to repay Kiev.
As a result, as Miller said, Gazprom decided to optimize transit through Ukrainian territory.
Head of Gazprom:
Gazprom has begun to optimize the central corridor, capacity is being released, which required maintenance costs, it is about 4 thousand km to 2020 of the year, this will save 1,6 billion dollars.
Recall that earlier the German authorities announced that they would support the construction of the Nord Stream-2 only if Russia retains certain volumes of gas transit through Ukraine.