Slovakia planning to maintain volumes of ‘reverse’ gas supplies to Ukraine
Slovakia intends to maintain its gas exports to Ukraine at current levels, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday by telephone, according to the press service of the head of state.
"The leaders of Ukraine and Slovakia discussed a wide range of issues of economic cooperation, including the energy industry and the aspects of the transit of natural gas. The Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic confirmed the intention of his country to maintain the volumes of reverse gas supplies to Ukraine," the report says.
As reported earlier, on May 20, Slovakian President Andrej Kiska said during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv that the reverse flow of natural gas from his country to Ukraine had been arranged, and Bratislava and Kyiv were ready to work together on this issue.
According to energy sector experts, the three countries supplying “reverse” (or west to east) gas flows to Ukraine - Poland, Hungary and Slovakia - have come under pressure from Moscow to halt their sales of gas to Ukraine.