Ulyukaev doesn’t tie in the launch of Nord Stream-2 with gas transit through Slovakia

The Nord Stream-2 project doesn’t deprive Slovakia of functions of one of the main transit countries for Russian gas to Europe, but creates new opportunities in this area, said the Minister of Economic Development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev in Bratislava (where he held the talks with the Minister of Economy of Slovakia Peter Zhigoy and the Deputy Prime Minister on Investment Peter Pellegrini).

He confirmed that the Minister of Economy and Deputy Prime Minister raised the issue on Nord Stream-2: "In contrast to the position of some other countries of the European Union, the Slovakia's position is not far-fetched, because there is a material basis, Slovakia is a transit country, its revenues from the transit is 700-800 million euro, so it sees the risks of the transit".

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