1 Mar 2024 16:27

European partners did not appeal to Ukrainian Energy Ministry about continuation of gas transit from Russia - deputy energy minister

MOSCOW. March 1 (Interfax) - European partners have not officially appealed to the Ukrainian Energy Ministry about the renewal of services of transporting gas from Russia starting in January 2025 die to the expiration of the transit contract at the end of 2024, Ukrainian Deputy Energy Minister Svetlana Grinchuk said.

"Partners have not officially appealed to us about the continuation of transit from Russia," Ukrainian media outlets quoted her as telling Ukrainian reporters on the sidelines of the Results of the 2023-2024 Heating Season forum organized by the Center for Economic Restoration in Kiev on Friday.

"I know they are currently discussing it internally. I think there will be more clarity closer to mid-spring," the deputy minister said.

In particular, during the recent meeting of the energy ministers in Paris, many of them informed the Ukrainian delegation "about the considerable reduction of the dependency on Russian gas," she said.

"In particular, the Italian minister has noted that his country does not need the Russian resource. Austria made a similar statement. The European Commission is also actively looking for other supply routes or reducing consumption," Grinchuk said.