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Šefčovič: Ukraine-Russia gas deal should put Nord Stream criticism in ‘perspective’


A new gas transit deal between Russia and Ukraine should assuage fears over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič said.
Ukrainian and Russian officials reached a last-minute agreement on gas supply late on Friday following Thursday’s nine-hour round of talks brokered by the Commission. The two countries’ current contract was due to expire at the end of December.
“It’s a very firm deal,” Šefčovič told POLITICO in an interview on Saturday. “This is a deal that’s good for Europe, Ukraine and Russia.”
The agreement lays out plans for Russia to send a minimum of 65 billion cubic meters …read more

Source:: European Voice

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