Made a week ago, the advance of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" for gas supplies from Russia will be spent on Tuesday, 31 March, not April 1-2, as calculated at the time of receipt, said the official representative of Gazprom Sergei Kupriyanov.
"Prepaid volume of gas is enough to supply only March 31. New pre-payment has not been received, "said Kupriyanov RIA" Novosti ".
in Naftogaz Until not explain this data. In March Naftogaz has listed the payment to Gazprom for gas parts only fifteen million dollars. It was expected that the last payment will be enough for 1-2 April inclusive, however, due to increasing average daily gas purchases from March 27 Ukraine May have chosen your payment earlier. According to the information received " Ukrtransgaz ", Ukraine in the period from 1 March 29, imported from Russia 303, 671 million cubic meters of gas, quickly building up from 27 March daily purchases. So, on March 27, Gazprom delivered to Ukraine 14, 953 million cubic meters, 28 March eleven, 869 million cubic meters, 29 March - 17, fifteen million cubic meters. Prior to that, the delivery was on the verge of 10 million cubic meters per day. Along with this, the Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn not exclude that from 1 April, the country may withdraw from the purchase of gas from Russia. Remember, Naftogaz on the first day of the week said that she sent to Gazprom letter with the initiative to take measures to extend the "winter gas" package, which expires on March 31, Before the end of the next autumn-winter period. The proposal of the European Commission. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that in the Russian capital to discuss the proposal of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" about the renewal of the " winter package ". For his part, the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that in the case of providing discounts for Ukraine, the cost of gas for 3 months can make 250 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. 20 March in Brussels was held dialogues on gas between Russia, the EU and Ukraine. Novak on the results of the negotiations said that the discount on gas for Ukraine in "summer package" may be $ 100, or 30% if the cost will be below $ 330. While Kiev expects gas prices in the summer of supplies in the amount of $ 250 per thousand cubic meters. At the same time, Novak said that the regime of "take or pay" for Ukraine will resume on April 1, because Naftogaz and Gazprom consider this issue in the arbitration.