NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" received the first 385 million hryvnia (about 17, 9 million) from the group of organizations of the Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash's Ostchem, which will be used to purchase gas in the winter, said the press service of " Naftogaz ".
on Thursday it was announced that "Naftogaz of Ukraine" and Ostchem group has signed a global agreement - the parties came to an agreement on the transfer of repayment of debts by Naftogaz until February of next year. Ostchem to February is obliged to pay their debts to Naftogaz, which make up about $ 137 million.
"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.
Ukrainian authorities currently 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 common understanding with Russian "Gazprom" on restoration of gas supplies.
Kiev has a lack of means for injection of gas into storage under the ground to prepare for the heating season. According to various estimates, Ukraine ought to accumulate about 19 billion cubic meters of gas. According to the Association of European operators of the underground gas storages (GSE), the volume of gas in underground storages (UGS) of Ukraine on 24 September amounted to fifteen, 457 billion cubic meters, having increased for days on 0, 27%.