The European Union is ready to help Ukraine pay for gas in the autumn-winter period, providing it with $ 1 billion.
about it informs Reuters referring to the documents of the German delegation in the European Commission.
"The volume of gas that is currently stored in Ukraine, it is not enough for next winter" - leads the Agency of the entry words of the Vice-President of the EC on the energosoiuz Maro? ?ef?ovi?. The EU lacks a billion dollars to create this financial aid package. The total Cost of the planned gas supplies to Ukraine during this period will be 1, 5 billion dollars, emphasizes the Agency. Currently Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission are trying to agree on a draft tripartite Protocol on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, which, as planned, will cover the entire autumn-winter 2015-2016 season. The document is planned to be signed at the trilateral Ministerial meeting on gas, which was declared by the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak, will, most likely, after June 20, reminds RIA " Novosti ". We will add that Western countries have long been at the words promise to supply Ukraine with gas. So, on June 20, U.S. Senator John Sidney McCain at a press conference in Kyiv said that North America will be able to start gas supplies to Ukraine and other European countries in two years. According to his vision, Europe's dependence on Russian gas supplies is a major obstacle to strengthening the European sanctions against Russia. In July of last year the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that his country needs a supply of American natural gas. However, even Experts in the United States realized the necessity of gas from Russia for Ukrainecrimea, in may of last year the media reported that the EU has already developed a strategy to reduce dependence on Russia. Developed by the European Commission Document concerns not only gas, but also oil, petroleum products and nuclear fuel, has a clear anti-Russian orientation, but does not contain almost any new recipes.