We knew at what development of events such a scenario could be realized.
Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galuschenko made a resounding statement.
According to him, if with the launch of & # 8220; Nord Stream & # 8211; 2 & # 8221; gas supplies through Nezalezhnaya will decrease significantly, and then Kiev will reorient the gas system for internal needs.
Galushchenko said this during a meeting with his German counterpart Andreas Feicht.
He pointed out that in this case a number of EU countries might not have enough gas.
At the same time, the blue fuel route to Europe could be blocked, allowing Russia to seize even greater leverage '.
German Galushchenko pointed out that the gas supply via Ukraine & # 8211; it is the only route of fuel supply to Europe not controlled by the Russian Federation.
At the same time, according to the Ukrainian Minister of the Russian Federation. Energy, this route remains underutilized, since around 70% of the system is currently not used.
According to the hypothesis of Galushchenko, after the launch of the gas pipeline & # 8220; Nord Stream-2 & # 8221; only 10-15 billion cubic meters of gas per year will be pumped through Ukraine.
This will not allow the gas transportation system to function fully, so it will pump 30 billion cubic meters of gas needed for the country's needs.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; announced the completion of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
According to experts, the system is fully operational.