NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" has hopes to sign a contract with Gazprom on gas supplies from Russia in October, said the Head of Naftogaz Andrey Kobelev at the meeting of the anti-crisis energy headquarters.
"the last time we are unable to reach an understanding with the Russian colleagues about the validity period of the discount and its format. I dream that we will be able to solve the issue for August and in October to sign an agreement, which will enable us to comfortably pass the cold season " – writes the news Agency.
The head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the process of speech in Parliament said Ukraine 70% is provided by gas from the European Union. Gas purchased by Ukraine in the European Union, only from a formal point of view is " European ", but in fact it's the same Gas from Russia, which the EU traders resell Kiev. Europe actively spends the accumulation of gas from its underground storages due to restrictions on the supply of Russian gas and reverse gas supplies to Ukraine." Naftogaz of Ukraine " said that from 1 July 2015 shall suspend the purchase of gas from Gazprom to agree on the terms of delivery. Explaining the actions of Kiev, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – and political grounds for this.