VIENNA, 30 June - RIA Novosti/Prime. The European Commission on trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine voiced the possibility of providing Ukraine with up to $ 3 billion of financial aid from different sources that do not fully have the ability to be directed on purchase of gas for injection into storage under, told reporters the head of the Russian Ministry of energy Alexander Novak.
"Today was called by the Commissioner (for energy Maro? ?ef?ovi? - ed.) numbers like 1, 6 billion dollars, 600 million dollars from the European Bank for restoration and development. International monetary Fund is also considering the possibility of allocating funds. Total volume - about 2, 5-3 billion, " said Novak on the results of the trilateral gas talks in Vienna.
"I Wish to note that it was not mentioned that these funds will be used to purchase gas. This is the Total amount of assistance to Ukraine, which is in General on the economy, and how much of this amount will be used to purchase gas resources - Today, we have never said that, " he added.
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 ""