The Kremlin assessed the requests of the Americans for more gas pumping through Ukraine
Press Secretary of the Russian President Peskov: “Gazprom” under any circumstances always proves its reliability
The State Department’s demands to increase gas supplies through Ukraine should be regarded as “propaganda with a minus sign.” So says the official representative of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.
The US announced this week that it is concerned about Gazprom’s refusal to book additional transit volumes through Ukrainian territory for October.
“Is it possible to take more gas from Gazprom and pump it in? It is possible. Gazprom is ready. Moreover, it has already selected all additional applications. Everything is fulfilling its obligations in full. No one has absolutely any complaints. “, – said the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation in an interview with Vladimir Solovyov in the program” Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “on the TV channel” Russia 1 “.
Gazprom is interested in the further conclusion of contracts, Peskov explained.
“Because our consumers in Europe are our main partners. And Gazprom always proves its reliability under any circumstances,” he added.
Speaking about the rise in gas prices in the EU, Peskov noted that Europeans, “obsessed” by antitrust laws, sometimes “overstep the bounds of reason.”
The European Union admitted that competition in the liquefied gas market would lead to a drop in prices, but it became clear that “the spot market is not sufficiently organized” and “it is very difficult to calculate the avalanche-like climate changes,” the Kremlin spokesman concluded.
Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov jokingly reacted to Ukraine’s new requests to the West.