Ukraine without gas from Russia will be difficult to pass future heating season, however, Kiev is considering such an option as one possible scenario, said the head of Department of European integration of the Ukrainian energy Ministry Michael BNO-Ayriyan.
"of course, take into account all scenarios, and this is one of the scenarios, – he said in a conversation parliamentary TV channel" Rada ", answering the question of whether the Ministry as one of the options of passing of this heating season without Russian gas supplies.
"We do not purchase (Russian Gas) because we have the opportunity to receive reverse Gas, plus now summer, minimum consumption ", – he explained." But We hope that We can reach a compromise, and We hope that in September we will find common ground and, in principle, a new document... Will cover the entire period of the heating season or even before the beginning or the end of the proceedings in the Stockholm arbitration", - has declared the Commissioner of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine. Remember, August 3 Ukraine expressed hope that the signing of the Treaty with Russia on gas delivery in October. On July 17, 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." 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.