Oettinger doesn't rule out problems with gas transit through Ukraine

European Commissioner for Energy Gunter Oettinger said the halved gas supply by Russia on June 16, 2014 did not affect the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine, but future problems cannot be ruled out because winter is coming.

European Commissioner for Energy Gunter Oettinger said the halved gas supply by Russia on June 16, 2014 did not affect the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine, but future problems cannot be ruled out because winter is coming.

Oettinger told a press conference in Brussels on Thursday that the European Commission does not rule out that Ukraine will not be able to fulfill its transit obligations if the current situation persists.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Naftogaz Ukrainy said again on Thursday that Ukraine continues to fulfill its transit obligations, but has filed a claim with the Stockholm arbitration court seeking a revision of the 2009 gas supply contract with Gazprom to ensure additional guarantees.

Read more: Resolving dispute on transit contract with Gazprom in court is effective, civilized method - Naftogaz

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