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Ukraine Might Explode Pipelines to Stop Gas Transit

Summary of Disinformation

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.

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Reported in: Issue 133
Date: 16.01.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine, EU
Keywords: Ukraine, gas, economy, Nord Stream 2, Energy, Trade
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: @Rossiya 1
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