Russia’s Gazprom will not have time to complete the “Nord stream -2” project before 2021, but Ukraine has already prepared for the worst-case scenario.
“It is already obvious that Gazprom will not be able to complete this project before 2021. We are ready for zero transit. And our optimization program is aimed at preparing for this scenario,” the expert said.
He said that Ukraine does not stop fighting against “Nord stream- 2” and counts on the support of American and European partners, as the project carries risks not only for Ukraine but also for the whole of Europe, increasing its dependence on gas supplies from the Russian Federation.
“In parallel, we are working on the development of alternative ways to use our gas transportation system. We have launched transit through Ukraine between European countries and are considering the possibility of supplying American LNG through Poland and further to Eastern European countries. I also see great potential in developing the business of seasonal gas storage in Ukrainian UGS,” he added.