Ukraine has no intention to steal gas destined for Europe but will only store it until the documentation will be officially finalized, the Executive Director of the National joint-stock company Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko stated in the interview to Deutsche Welle on November 27.
“Ukraine will not steal it, take it away or consume it, it will do nothing with it but will store it until an owner comes with the contracts,” Vitrenko stated. According to the Naftogaz Director, the proceeding will be similar to that in a lost and found office where the lost luggage is stored until it is returned to its owner.
Earlier, Naftogaz of Ukraine announces intention to hold any ingoing gas in its storage facilities if the owner is not known. The statement was made amid the negotiations between Naftohaz and Gazprom regarding the possibility of extending the contract for the transit of Russian gas to Europe, which expires on December 31.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency