The group of organizations of the Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash's Ostchem transferred "Naftogaz of Ukraine" the first 385 million hryvnia (about 17, 9 million dollars) that will be used to purchase gas in the winter.
"Today, Naftogaz received 1st payment in the amount of 385 million hryvnia (about 17, 9 million dollars) according to the approved schedule. Then the supply of gas chemical enterprises of the group have been unlocked ", - reported in the report, RIA " Novosti ".
on Thursday, "Naftogaz of Ukraine" and Ostchem Group has signed a global agreement - the parties came to an agreement on the repayment of debts by Naftogaz front until February next year. Ostchem to February is obliged to pay their debts to Naftogaz, which amount to approximately 137 million dollars. The Ukrainian authorities are preparing for the upcoming heating season, the country needs gas, electricity and coal. Kiev conducts dialogues with other countries on the import of coal and hopes to come to a consensus with the Russian Gazprom on the restoration of gas supply. On Thursday, Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. A. signed a decree, according to which gas price for Kiev at the level of the approved prices for EU countries, bordering with Ukraine. Last week the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that all the important issues of bilateral agreements with Ukraine on a "winter package" is solved. At the same time the Ministry of energy has excluded the possibility of providing Ukraine with additional discounts on gas. The head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the draft resolution of the government of the Russian Federation provides for a discount on gas for Ukraine for the fourth quarter of approximately $ 20. Ukraine last week said that he wants a discount of $ 30.