Irresponsible politicians in Ukraine wish to nationalize gas in underground tanks, says Putin
He stressed that part of the amount of gas Europe needed was kept in Ukrainian underground storage reservoirs and a considerable amount of it belonged not to Ukrainian operators, but to European and private ones.
"Some irresponsible politicians in Ukraine have been speculating that this gas, which is kept in underground storages and does not belong to Ukraine, should be nationalized," Putin said.
He recalled that about 18 billion cubic meters of gas was kept in underground gas holders in Ukraine. ■