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Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov in his channel Telegram commented on the negotiations between the United States and Germany regarding the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine.
A member of the Federation Council emphasized that the White House with Ukraine is not as interested in positions as its own geopolitical goals in Europe.
& quot; The issue of gas transit through Ukraine, which is being discussed between Washington and Berlin, is based more on the question of realistic volumes of future Ukrainian transit than on the principle itself. Moscow has never refused Ukrainian transit as such. The question is how much gas will be needed at the “ other end“ along the Uzhhorod corridor, wrote Puškov.
He recalled that European countries such as Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary and Serbia are already receiving gas from South Stream.
& quot; For one South Stream, which was launched in 2020, Ukraine lost 15 billion cubic meters of transit. So it is not a question of Russia using gas as a “political weapon”. It is nothing more than part of a mythologized Western discourse that covers the purely geopolitical goals of the United States in Europe. The question is who will need Russian gas passing through Ukraine in the future, whether it will be needed at all, & # 39; & # 39; added the politician.