MOSCOW, 30 Jun - RIA Novosti/Prime. The Russian Federation considers it necessary for Ukraine to provide a presence in the underground gas storages (UGS) to winter Over 19 billion cubic meters of gas, with a severe winter have the ability to need and 20-21 billion cubic meters, said to correspondents, the Minister of energy Alexander Novak on the results of the trilateral meeting between Russia, the EU and Ukraine on gas.
"all the technical parameters for the normal passage of winter, you need a volume of $ 19 billion cubic meters, maybe even sometimes 20-21, depending on climate conditions. For this reason smaller sizes, they create risks, and, of course, the Ukrainian side here is trying to reduce expenses of the funds, has the ability to be, and the lack of money is forcing to speak of not less than a low volume, " said Novak.
"This creates, in our view, large risks, because in the case of low temperatures in winter, it will be impossible to lift from underground storage for the amount of gas that will give the opportunity to provide the normal autumn-winter period ", - 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.
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