A top executive of Ukraine’s state gas importer and distributor Naftohaz Ukrainy has rejected a set of conditions set by Russia's Gazprom as a basis to allow Russian gas transit across Ukraine and into Europe to continue after 1 January 2020.

Naftohaz executive director Yuri Vitrenko described Gazprom's prerequisites as “far-fetched issues that can not be used as an excuse to avoid signing a new gas transit agreement between the two countries”.