Gazprom pumps 40.9 mln cubic meters to Sudzha region
This comes as Kiev refused to admit fuel at another station, Sokhranivka, using "Russian control" as a pretext.
40.9 million cubic meters of gas has been supplied by Russia's energy mogul Gazprom to the Sudzha entry point in Russia on Sunday for further transit to Europe, as verified by Ukraine, according to its spokesperson Sergey Kupriyanov.
"Gazprom is supplying Russian gas for transit through the Ukrainian territory in the amount confirmed by the Ukrainian side through the Sudzha station — 40.9 million cubic meters, as of August 14. The application for the Sokhranivka station was rejected," Kupriyanov disclosed to journalists, as Sudzha remains the only station point transiting Russian gas to Europe through Ukraine after Kiev refused to admit fuel at another station, Sokhranivka, on May 11.
The Ukrainian regulator claimed that the closure was the result of Sokhranivka going under the management of Russian armed forces, calling it a force majeure circumstance in the Lugansk People's Republic.
Although Gazprom later confirmed it was technically impossible to transfer all volumes of gas via the Sudzha station, the company continues to deliver gas to its European clients according to contractual obligations and submitted requests.
Europe has already faced repercussions as a result of its position in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, such as a major gas crisis that coerced them to pay in rubles in exchange for Gazprom's supply per Russia's request.