BRUSSELS, 27 Aug - RIA Novosti/Prime. The chances to come to a consensus before the end of September on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine for the nearest heating season, said the Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn After a bilateral meeting with the Vice-President of the European Commission on energenius marasem Sefcovic.
Sefcovic noted above that the European Commission would like before the end of September to reach an agreement on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine.
"I think there's, of course. There is always a chance. We are ready to buy it, the Russian side is ready to sell. Question in details, " he replied to the Question about, is there a Chance to come to a common understanding on gas supplies until the end of September.
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 to purchase the required amount of gas and pumping it into underground storage facilities for the autumn-winter season. According to various estimates, the country ought to accumulate in their own UGS about 19 billion cubic meters of gas.