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Miller: After new pipelines commissioning Ukrainian transit to fall tenfold

If the Nord Stream-2 and Turkish Stream are successfully commissioned, the transit of Russian gas via Ukraine will fall tenfold, Alexey Miller, the head of Gazprom, said on air of Russia’s First Channel.

At the same time, he does not believe that the need for Ukrainian transit will completely disappear. According to him, gas supplies to the neighboring countries will continue through Ukraine.

"Another thing is that these are volumes that will undoubtedly be less significant. Apparently, we can talk about 10-15 billion cubic meters of gas per year," Interfax quotes him as saying.

Recall that in 2017, Ukraine transported 93 billion cubic meters of Russian gas, in 2016 - 82 billion cubic meters.

Asked about conditions for future cooperation with Naftogaz, Miller said: "We are to negotiate. In any case, these are not the conditions that we received as part of the Stockholm arbitration proceedings. "

These statements by the head of Gazprom are made against the backdrop of the active construction of new pipelines. Earlier, the Russian gas company informed that the construction of the first branch of the Turkish Stream would be completed in a month.

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