Disinfo: Ukraine Might Explode Pipelines to Stop Gas Transit

Summary

Once the Nord Stream 2 is completed, Ukraine might be tempted to explode gas pipelines to stop the transit.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine, and Nord Stream 2 related issues.

Every year Ukraine earns 3 bln USD on gas transit, according to CEO of Naftogaz Andriy Kobolev. In addition, Ukraine invests in the modernisation of the the GTS. In 2018 - 2027, Ukraine plans to invest additional 60 bln UAH (almost 2 bln EUR).

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin recently informed that Ukraine is interested in signing a new transit agreement, but only if it would be concluded in accordance with the European gas market rules.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 133
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, gas, economy, Nord Stream 2, EU, Energy, Trade
  • Outlet: @Rossiya 1
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Disproof

No evidence given. No proof of ISIS advancing the interest of the US.

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Disproof

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Ukrainian legislators put sex above the faith in God.

Disproof

Ukraine has amended the criminal code in connection with the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence. The law implements the provisions of the Istanbul Conventiona into national legislation, improving legal capabilities of Ukraine to combat violence against women and strengthening laws against sexual and gender-based violence. Read more

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