KIEV, 27 Jul - RIA Novosti/Prime. Minister of energy Vladimir Demchyshyn hopes to hold the next trilateral talks in the format Ukraine-EU-Russia in the last month of summer.
"still no date, but it will be no later than the end of August. That is, in the last month of summer will be dialogues, will be the subsequent round, " said Demchyshyn correspondents. He said that currently the European Commission is the most on vacation." As soon as such an opportunity (the meeting - ed.) will arise - will spend, " said Demchyshyn.
The Minister has supplemented his words by the fact that Ukraine continues the dialogue with financial institutions on the allocation of Ukraine of funds for gas injection in your UGS for the winter." We explain that we need money in the last month of summer, they tell us much of great value that will bring, and additional margin will allow us to more safely conduct dialogues with Gazprom, " said Demchyshyn.
The last trilateral meeting on gas was held in Vienna on 30 June. The parties failed to sign any documents on the provision of financial assistance to Ukraine to buy gas for the winter, and "Naftogaz" from July 1, stopped buying gas from Russia.
Ukraine is now actively seeking funds to purchase the required amount of gas and pumping it into underground storage facilities for the autumn-winter season. Deputy head of "Naftogaz" Sergey Conover July 16, declared that "Naftogaz" in September-October, hopes to get to these goals the EBRD loan of 300 million dollars, but IFC can give credit in the same amount of European suppliers of gas that they pumped the fuel in Ukrainian gas storage facilities. Demchyshyn said that KYIV expects to receive these funds until August.