VIENNA, 30 June - RIA Novosti/Prime. Ukraine's decision to stop purchasing gas from Russia - political, economic grounds for this, said to correspondents, the Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
first Tuesday in Vienna ended with no results the next trilateral dialogues on gas. And "Naftogaz of Ukraine" said that from July 1 to suspend the purchase of gas from Russia's Gazprom, because the Parties could not agree on a price.
"the Ukrainian side has no grounds to suspend purchases of gas, because the proposed rates, taking into account the accepted discounts, absolutely competitive. It is able to be only political, in my opinion, a decision, because the Economics behind this decision, " said Novak.
He said that the Ukrainian side has 3 and a half months in order to provide the pumping of gas into underground storage for the normal passage of the next winter.
"we need evenly over the three and a half months to implement the fix at the expense of domestic production, and by acquiring from," said Novak.
A new twist on that old theme was designated on February 19." Naftogaz of Ukraine "has stopped gas supplies in the Donbass, explaining that "critical damage" pipelines." Gazprom has taken the Decision problem, using canned gas metering station, and just a couple of hours, the Ukrainian side said suddenly animated the pipe and resumed gas supply to the region.
on a subsequent day of the event continued to evolve, but the situation does not become clearer. So, Naftogaz says that resumed gas supply in the region. Commissioners of Donbass gas comes specifically from Gazprom via the southern border with the Russian Federation (GIS "Platovo" and "Prokhorovka" )." Gazprom argues that the flow of gas through Platovo " and "Prokhorovka" agreed with the Ukrainian side. Read more in the article ""