Germany supports gas transit via UkraineStaff Writer | April 27, 2018
Germany favors continuation of Russian gas transit through Ukraine in 2020, but the pipelines need investment, a high-raking official in the German Chancellery said.
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Gazprom, which supplies Europe with a quarter of its gas needs, has recently said that it does not plan to extend the gas transit agreement with Ukraine when it expires in 2019. Gazprom said it is waiting for proposals from Ukraine.
“Of course, both sides should want it... Of course, it is connected to Ukrainian investment in the pipeline system. This means that we need investors who will invest into the pipeline,” the source said.
He said that the possibility of attracting foreign investors should be considered. Germany plans to cooperate with the E.U. on the issue. ■