The head of "Gazprom" Alexei Miller reminded Ukraine about the fact that Abnormally cold winters happen every 10 years and tried to convince them not to forget about what the coming winter may be just like this.
"Abnormally cold winters happen every 10 years. We remember the Abnormally cold winter of 2005-2006, when the average temperature in the European part of Russia on some days dropped to minus 27 degrees. Were abnormal frosts in all the major centres of consumption, it was exactly 10 years ago and our Ukrainian colleagues about it a duty to remember, " said Miller in an interview Last news the results of the meeting with the EC in Vienna.
Answering the question will give the possibility whether the agreement of Ukraine on raising money from European financial institutions to solve the problems of preparation for winter, Miller said: "Ukraine conducts dialogues on financing in the amount of five hundred million dollars under the pumping of gas into underground storage facilities. But it will enable you to download only about 2 billion cubic meters of gas. At the beginning of the selection In favorable circumstances, it will be uploaded only about 17 of 19 billion cubic meters of gas, needed for the cold winter ".
first Chapter the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak on the results of a bilateral meeting in Vienna, told reporters that in the near future Ukraine can secure loans from European financial institutions in the amount of five hundred million dollars for the purchase and injection into UGS 2 billion cubic meters of gas. Thus, these funds will be credited to the special account of "Gazprom" in the form of payment.
The volume of gas in UGS of Ukraine on 8 September was 14, 8 billion cubic meters. So, after the implementation of agreements of Ukraine and European creditors, the Volume of gas in UGS of Ukraine will presumably grow to 17 billion cubic meters. In addition, According to Novak, the European Commission will bring to the end the question of the allocation of Ukraine of five hundred million dollars of funds from the world Bank, as well as among them for the purchase of gas.
Miller also suggested that currently only the question of payment of Naftogaz determines the reliability and stability of gas supply to customers in Ukraine and in the EU." No question there are no deliveries, everything is clear. There is only the question of payment of " Naftogaz ", and that Is speaking, it is the only question. This question determines the reliability and stability of gas supply to customers in Ukraine and in the European Union ", - said the Head of " Gazprom ".