Kyiv Security Forum

Slovakia technically preparing for gas reverse to Ukraine, Lajčák says

10 April 2014, 19:33

Slovakia has already started technical preparations for gas delivery to Ukraine in a reverse mode, said Myroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, at the 7th Kyiv Security Forum.

‘We’ve already started technical preparations for the reverse’, Myroslav Lajčák said answering a relevant question from a KSF participant.

According to him, discussion of this point is one of the main reasons for his visit to Ukraine. As he pointed out, during his stay in Kyiv he will consider gas deliveries with Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Prodan.

The Slovak Deputy Premier emphasized that the Slovak government is ready for reverse gas deliveries to Ukraine. According to him, the two countries’ gas transport system operators will discuss technical details of the reverse in Bratislava next week.


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