Ukraine’s suspension of Russian natural gas flows through the Sokhranivka route is unlikely to have an impact on the Ukrainian domestic market, the head of state-owned energy company Naftogaz, Yuriy Vitrenko, told Reuters on Tuesday.
GTSOU, which operates Ukraine’s gas system, previously said it would suspend flows along the Sokhranivka route from Wednesday, declaring “force majeure” if it used a clause for when a company is hit by something. beyond your control.
The decision by Russian state-owned Gazprom to suspend gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland sparked the alert for a possible energy shortage in part of the European Union and intensified tensions between Russia and Western countries amid a new phase of the crisis. war in Ukraine.
Gazprom attributed the interruption of gas shipments to the two countries to the failure to pay for fuel in rubles, as the Russian government had determined to contain the devaluation of the country’s currency, which had the economy hit by international sanctions imposed after the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine.
Source: CNN Brasil