The European Commission expects Ukraine to increase charges for gas domestically to destroy the shortage of funds for the purchase of gas in preparation for the heating season, said on the last working day of the week, Ukrainian energy Minister Volodymyr demchyshyn.
Kiev has a shortage of about $ 1 billion for gas injection into underground gas storage facilities in preparation for the next heating season. Yesterday, the Minister held bilateral dialogues with the EC, and among them on the issue of the possible release Ukraine fill the financial gap. This year Kiev has increased tariffs for energy resources for residents as part of bringing their cost to market prices. Currently, the authorities emphasize the lack of payments for energy both from residents and from plants.
"The day before returned from negotiations with European partners