Send more Russian gas through our pipes – Ukraine tells EU

Send more Russian gas through our pipes – Ukraine tells EU

Ukraine wants to force Russia to send more natural gas through its pipelines than is stipulated in the current contracts.

The European Commission has received a complaint from Ukraine’s state energy giant Naftogaz, alleging that Russia is manipulating the energy markets by refusing to send more gas than it is obliged to, it was reported on Thursday.

According to Kiev, Saint Petersburg’s Gazprom is abusing its dominant position on the European market by artificially sending less of the commodity through Ukrainian pipes, which is supposedly causing an energy crisis. Naftogaz wants Russia to be legally obliged by EU anti-monopoly laws to send significantly more quantities of natural gas through Ukraine, even though Moscow and Kiev agreed to a contract in 2019, and Gazprom has already met its obligations for 2021 in full.

“We have received this complaint, and we will assess it on the basis of our standard procedures. We do not intend to…

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