Ukraine refused to supply from Russian gas. Thus, it was possible not only to save money, but also to remove the political noose.
He noted that the political leadership of Ukraine no longer depends on the will of Moscow in the gas issue.
“We not only saved money – that is, we buy gas cheaper – but we also removed this political stranglehold: we removed the need to surrender any state interests or such important issues as the base in Crimea, which became the gateway for the Russian occupation of our country, in exchange for gas. This is probably the main positive moment. In addition, full integration into the European gas market, “Kobolev said.