28 May, 2013 14:00 ▪
60% of Ukrainians prefer gas transit system to remain state-owned
When asked what the government should do if Russia commits to cutting gas price for Ukraine in exchange for its GTS, 59.9% of those polled answered that the GTS should remain state-owned in any case, and only the Ukrainian party should run it.
15.2% of those polled say that the GTS should be run by a consortium including Russia, Ukraine and the EU.
12.3% think that the GTS should be handed over or leased to Russian in exchange for a gas discount.
Only 2.7% believe that the government should not be involved in the operation of the Ukrainian GTS, and it should be privatized.
0.2% gave other answers, and 9.8% hesitated.
The survey was held by the Razumkov Centre’s sociological service on April 12-16, 2013. 2,010 people aged over 18 in were surveyed in all regions of Ukraine. The sampling error is 2.3%.
READ ALSO: Diversification or Dmytrification?
- Expert: more diversions against Ukrainian gas transit system could take place in the next few weeks
- European Commission says Gazprom’s threats against reverse supplies of gas to Ukraine are unacceptable
- Premier Yatseniuk links disruption of gas talks to the signing of the Association Agreement
- Naftogaz: gas transit system and underground storage facilities will remain state-owned
- The Independent: G7 leaders prepared an 'emergency response plan' to assist Ukraine if Russia restricts gas supplies
- Yanukovych’s charter diplomacy with the EU and the Customs Union
- Alexander Motyl: authoritarian Yanukovych regime will use the easy money from shale gas to become even more profoundly corrupt and authoritarian
- Polish experts: efforts towards the diversification of Ukraine’s gas suppliers stemmed from the failure of Yanukovych’s policy on Russia