This was stated by the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
The European Union is considering various ways to ensure stable natural gas supplies to Ukraine this winter, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday. According to her, fuel to Ukraine can come from Slovakia. “The Commission, together with Ukrainian experts … is studying various scenarios for ensuring sufficient supplies for Ukraine,” explained von der Leyen, who made a statement together with the President of Ukraine.
“We will work closely with you to increase gas supplies from EU member states. And this also includes the possibility of working on mechanisms for reversing the flow of the gas pipeline from Slovakia,” the head of the European Commission said.
A meeting of the EU leadership with the leaders of Ukraine was held in Kyiv, and the parties signed an agreement in the field of air traffic.
The meeting took place at a time when Ukraine was seeking to involve its Western allies to take measures against Russia; what Kyiv emphasizes is Moscow’s attempt to use gas supplies as a weapon against Europe.
Recall that last month there was an acute discussion between Ukraine and Hungary after Budapest signed a new long-term energy agreement with Moscow, which limited the possibilities of Ukraine as a transit country. Ukraine wants the European Union to investigate the concluded agreement, stressing that it may violate EU rules in the energy sector.
In addition, Kyiv would like Europe and the United States to block the launch of the “Nord Stream-2,” the introduction of which reduces Moscow’s need for gas transportation through the territory of Ukraine.