UkrInform

Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news

https://www.ukrinform.net/

Russia not in talks on renewal of gas transit deal after 2024 - Naftogaz.

Russia may not extend the agreement on natural gas transit to the European Union after 2024, according to Yuriy Vitrenko, head of Ukraine's state energy firm Naftogaz.

Vitrenko said this in a comment to Reuters on Monday, November 29, Ukrinform reports.

"There's nothing, not even a hint, no official or unofficial talks, (with Russia)... we are discussing it with the Americans and the Germans that all of us would like the transit to continue, but the Russians are reluctant to start these discussions," he said.

According to Vitrenko, if the deal is not renewed, reliance on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines direct to Germany will tighten Russia's grip on Europe's gas supplies, making the bloc more vulnerable to politically motivated supply disruptions and price spikes.

He also stressed that Ukraine's involvement in the approval process for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline does not give it any power to halt its ultimate certification.

"There is no veto power whatsoever," he said.

Read also: IMF outlines Ukraine’s losses due to Nord Stream 2 operation

Germany's energy regulator on November 16 suspended the approval process for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

On November 15, Naftogaz and the Gas Transit System Operator of Ukraine were included as part of the certification process.

op

Останні новини
President Biden continues 3-day visit to South Korea - GMA.

President Biden continues 3-day visit to South Korea - GMA.

The U.S. and South Korea announce plans to expand joint military exercises, which were scaled back during the previous administration. Subscribe to GMA's YouTube page: Visit Good Morning America's homepage: Follow GMA: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram...

Monkeypox outbreak: President Biden 'concern' as 80 cases identified.

Monkeypox outbreak: President Biden 'concern' as 80 cases identified.

PRESIDENT Joe Biden has today spoken about 'serious concerns' over the outbreak of Monkeypox disease around the world - with 80 new cases identified worldwide. Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said on Friday (May 20) that it wa...

1 29

Pelosi barred from receiving Holy Communion over abortion support.

Pelosi barred from receiving Holy Communion over abortion support.

Fox News Contributor Raymond Arroyo weighs in on 'Fox & Friends Weekend,' arguing that the move is an 'act of mercy to Nancy Pelosi' and that one must 'live consistently the life that you are claiming as a Catholic.' #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News...

'Dangerous' and 'divisive': Dem PA gov. candidate blasts GOP opponent

'Dangerous' and 'divisive': Dem PA gov. candidate blasts GOP opponent

On CNN's State of the Union with Dana Bash, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor Josh Shapiro calls his Republican opponent Doug Mastriano "extreme" and "a danger." #CNN #News

2 1

Calls for caution as the number of monkeypox cases continues to rise globally.

Calls for caution as the number of monkeypox cases continues to rise globally.

Monkeypox is spreading in the UK through community transmission and new cases are being detected on a daily basis, a senior doctor has warned. Officials are expecting a "significant rise" in infections this week Rarely seen outside Africa, the vir...

Ukraine rules out ceasefire or deal with Russia ceding territory.

Ukraine rules out ceasefire or deal with Russia ceding territory.

UKRAINE rules out agreeing to a ceasefire with Russia and said Kyiv would not accept any deal with Moscow that involved ceding territory. Acknowledging that Kyiv's stance on the war was becoming more uncompromising, presidential adviser Mykhailo P...