Expert identifies main victims of cessation of Russian oil transit through Ukraine

Dmitry Koptev, head of the media center “Institute for the Development of Complex Technologies of Fuel and Energy” (IRTTEK), said that Eastern European countries will be most affected by stopping the passage of Russian oil through Ukraine via the Druzhba oil pipeline. DEA News”.

He noted that since these countries do not have access to sea terminals and other transportation options are limited, they will not be able to quickly find an alternative to supply through this pipeline.

Koptev reminded that the sixth EU sanctions package, which bans the supply of Russian oil to Europe, has delayed the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia as they will not be able to quickly find alternatives to Russian energy sources. . According to the expert, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia will have to use oil from the reserves while the problem with payments is resolved.

Previously became knownUkrtransnafta reported that on August 4, Russia stopped the transit of Russian oil via Druzhba to Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia due to Russia’s inability to pay for transit under the sanctions imposed by the European Union. Transit continues along the northern branch via Belarus in the direction of Poland and Germany. Transneft is considering alternative options for paying for transit services through Ukraine.

Source: Gazeta


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