"Putin executed a brilliant special operation regarding the Ukrainian Gas Transportation System (GTS). As the result of the enslaving gas agreements signed by Tymoshenko, Russia received the following: 1. Money from Ukraine to realize their North Flow project. 2. Leeway in terms of time for the development of by-pass pipe-lines. 3. Russia does not pay real money to Ukraine for transit of gas as it does to other European countries", listed Baloga on his Facebook page.
The minister underlined that Russia "does not pay us a single penny of fines for decreasing the transit through Ukraine" after the North Flow started to pump a different volume.
Baloga fears that in the future Russia will decrease the transit of gas even more and place the maintenance costs on Kiev even if it pumps just a thousand of cubic meters of gas.
"Thanks to this scheme and these gas agreements, Putin will bankrupt the GTS and will be able to buy it together with land under it for a song", thinks the Minister.
In Baloga's opinion, the main task now is to think "how we can pull Ukraine out of this financial abyss".