Ukraine and Slovakia are capable of providing uninterrupted transit of gas to the European Union - unlike Russia that will never guarantee safe supplies of fuel. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Peter Pellegrini.
Volodymyr Groysman reminded that it had been Slovakia that had appeared among the first countries to lend a helping hand to Ukraine in energy issues. "And now the two countries share the same opinion that Nord Stream-2 project is another type of hybrid weapon. Russia will never pay efforts to secure the transit through a third route. Instead, Ukraine and Slovakia can provide it via Ukrainian GTS", highlighted Volodymyr Groysman.
In turn, the Head of the Slovak Government stressed that Slovak companies were keen on participating in the work of the future consortium to manage the Ukrainian gas transit system of Ukraine and planned to participate in the reconstruction of the GTS.
"We reject Nord Stream-2 project. This will be a way to bypass Ukraine and Slovakia, and it will exert a negative impact on both countries. And our countries - Ukraine and Slovakia - want to continue the transit of gas. I am very pleased that Ukraine wants to create a consortium for the GTS. Slovak companies want to participate in the reconstruction of the GTS", stressed Peter Pellegrini.