KYIV, 5 Aug - RIA Novosti/Prime. The national Bank of Ukraine has allocated to "Naftogaz" to pay for gas from the second tranche of the IMF only $ 23 million, the remaining funds will go to gold reserves, said at a press conference the Deputy head of the national Bank Oleg Cure.
The IMF Executive Board on July 31 approved the amendments to the Memorandum of cooperation with Ukraine after the first revision of the lending program, in approving the allocation of Kiev to the second tranche in the amount of 1, 7 billion dollars that was listed on August 4.
"We have to sell about $ 23 million to Naftogaz. In principle, $ 23 million (second tranche of the IMF - ed.), consider going to pay for gas. Everything else - for replenishment of gold and exchange currency reserves of the national Bank, " said CORI at the briefing.
according to his statement, the majority of these funds will be used for the pumping of gas, however, Naftogaz " will determine it yourself."
As stated at the end of July, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Valeriy Bosevski, Ukraine have need of 1, 5 billion dollars for pumping 7 billion cubic meters of gas in its storage facilities. The head of "Naftogaz" Andrey Kobelev on the first day of the week stated that in the last month of summer in UGS need to upload about 1, 5 billion cubic meters of gas to catch up with the schedule of preparation for the heating season.
The head of Naftogaz said that at the moment there is no possibility to monetize government guarantee on $ 1 billion, which is envisaged in the state budget of Ukraine for the creation of a special reserve Fund gas, according to his statement, limits the ability of Kiev on gas imports. First, the Ukrainian government decided to form a reserve Fund of natural gas and/or oil at $ 1 billion by attracting credits under state guarantees.