Vladimir Dobrovolsky. Ukraine for the winter, one must fill the reservoir tank up to 19 billion cubic meters, currently at about 13, 5 billion cubic meters, said EU energy Commissioner Miguel arias Ca?ete.
"Although the situation is slightly better in comparison With last year, were initiated because of the reverse supply from Eastern Europe to Ukraine, the most through Slovakia, Ukraine still need to fill gas storage min to 19 billion cubic meters to prepare for winter. Current level - 13, 5 billion cubic meters. They need to buy more gas, " said Ca?ete correspondents in Brussels.
He said that the EC " is still working to help the new Protocol on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine From October 2015 until the end of March 2016 ".
"The Commission is committed to the conclusion of the second winter package. It is clear that the last trilateral Ministerial meeting in Vienna have not led to any progress. We came to Vienna With the draft Protocol that had been agreed at the level of officials At some of the outstanding issues. But at the Ministerial meeting position has changed and it became Clear that on both sides there is no political will to agree on a Protocol. For this reason, the Commission reported "channel group" about the impasse on the negotiations ", - said the Commissioner.
From 1 July 2015, Ukraine has ceased buying gas from Gazprom, because the parties could not agree on a proper supplemental agreement to contract in the third quarter. Kiev, for example, not satisfied with the offered price in 247, 18 U.S. (including discount of $ 40). Ukraine currently receives gas only in reverse from Europe. However, as stated " Ukrtransgaz ", transit of Russian gas to the European Union has been uninterrupted and in full.
before the Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that he plans on August 27-28 to hold bilateral dialogues on Gaza With the European Commission, nourishes the hope that they will be joined by Russia. He also reported that the next round of trilateral gas talks are expected to take place in late summer in Vienna.