Kiev hopes to soon obtain credit funds to purchase 2 billion cubic meters of gas for the accumulation of reserves in underground storage facilities, said the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"The main problem Is funding, At this time no money. We spent quite a lot of work with Western financial institutions, and now have the confidence that in a short time money sufficient to purchase an additional 2 billion cubic meters of gas. This will give the opportunity to provide a sufficient margin to guarantee transit and ensure that throughout the heating season will not be short of gas in our storage facilities, "said the Minister, RIA" Novosti ". According to his statement, on Friday at UGS are fifteen, 1 billion cubic meters of gas. On Wednesday, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that all the important issues of bilateral agreements with Ukraine on winter package, agreed. At the same time, the Ministry ruled out the possibility of providing Ukraine with additional discounts on gas. The day before head the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Kiev expects dialogues on Gaza soon and hopes to reach a decision on a "winter package" for this or next week. The Russian Federation and the European Commission on the last working day of the week in Vienna negotiations agreed on the "winter package" of gas supplies to Ukraine, which predusmatrivaet as providing discounts for two quarters from Russia and securing payment of pumping gas into Ukrainian underground storage facilities from the EC.