The Ministry of energy of Ukraine considers as one of the possible scenarios the passage of the coming heating season without Russian gas, said the head of Department of European integration of the Ukrainian energy Ministry Michael BNO-Hayriyan in conversation parliamentary TV channel " Rada ", which on the last working day of the week leads the press service of the Ministry of energy.
"of course, take into account all scenarios, and this is one of the scenarios," he said answering a question whether the Ministry as one of the options of passing of this heating season without Russian gas supplies.
according to his statement, without gas from Russia will be difficult, but not as critical as it was two or three years ago, when Ukraine was not able to do without Russian gas.
"Of course, we have difficulties with the position of payment of gas purchases, and our European and American partners have been conducting a dialogue, we ask that you give credit to the summer pumped enough volume, so we more or less stoically passed the winter," said BNO-Ayriyan.
according to him, Ukraine must Usually 18 billion cubic meters of gas for the heating season. He also said Ukraine is always ready to guarantee the security of gas transit through its territory, although Europe and wants to diversify gas supplies.
After another unsuccessful tripartite gas talks on 30 June Ukraine has suspended the purchase of gas from Russia to agree on the terms of delivery, and currently receives gas only in reverse from Europe. At the end of July, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Valeriy Bosevski stated that Ukraine ought 1, 5 billion dollars for pumping 7 billion cubic meters of gas in its storage facilities. In September, you may place another trilateral meeting of Ukraine-Russia-EU on the issue of resumption of gas supplies to Ukraine.