"Naftogaz of Ukraine" has made the initiative "Gazprom" to issue the advance of the Ukrainian organization on account of future payments for gas transit to the European Union, writes on the first day of the week print edition citing sources familiar with the negotiations of the heads of corporations.
As the magazine stresses, Naftogaz is ready to send this money to buy gas for injection into the underground storage (UGS).
Also, According to the interlocutors of the newspaper, Ukraine and failed to obtain European funding to fill underground gas storage before winter. Kiev spring conducts dialogues with EBRD, IFC and world Bank loans in a total of $1 billion, but while unsuccessfully.
The interlocutor of the edition in industry emphasizes that the decision to issue advance payment to Naftogaz will probably be to take the top leadership of Russia.
"either way, it will be a step towards Ukraine, although for "Gazprom" it's a good option, As it will give you the opportunity to inexpensively secure winter supplies to the European Union ", - said the interlocutor of the edition.
In addition, Kommersant adds that this scheme of advance transit was used in 2012-2013 during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych. Last time Gazprom was issued to Naftogaz advance of $1 billion in the summer of 2013, the money of the Ukrainian Firm pumped gas into underground storage facilities for the heating period.
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 same time Ukraine is actively seeking funds for the purchase of gas for injection into underground storage facilities for the coming winter.