Slovakia will support the Reverse flow of gas to Ukraine through its territory, said the head of Slovakia Andrej Kiska on mutual with the President of Ukraine press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday.
"This Reverse flow We are absolutely prepared to withstand. We spoke about it, We spoke about the issue of energy security of Europe. We spoke and shared our steps similar to the steps that would help to support the energy security of our countries. Reverse flow will act, and We are absolutely prepared to support Ukraine ", - said the head of Slovakia.
Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn have said before, that Ukraine hopes to expand the technological capabilities of reverse gas supplies with Slovakia.
in 2014, Ukraine imported from Europe 5, 1 billion cubic meters of gas, which is 59% higher than last year. The increase was due to the start of deliveries on reverse supplies from Slovakia, where did the 3, 6 billion cubic meters. From Poland and Hungary were imported 0, 9, 0, 6 billion cubic meters respectively. The import of gas from Russia in 2014 decreased in 1, 8 times - up to 14, 5 billion cubic meters.
in addition, the Government of the Russian Federation March 31, 2015, has decided to grant Ukraine a discount on gas at $ 100 per thousand cubic meters." Gazprom " and "Naftogaz" on April 1 signed a supplementary agreement to supply gas to Ukraine in the 2nd quarter, Similar operates under a "winter package" (expired April 1).