Ukraine is unlikely Wednesday will sign a trilateral Protocol on winter gas package, told reporters the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn.
The Russian Federation, Ukraine and the EC on the last working day of the week in Brussels initialed a legally binding Protocol on winter package. The validity period is from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016.
"I think the probability is low that this will happen," said Demchyshyn, answering the question how it is Possible that Ukraine will sign the document on Wednesday.
"in principle, the situation is not critical. I think that in the near future we will do that (sign the Protocol - ed.) is Very important that you have money (for the purchase of gas - ed.), it is Very important that there is gas. Will have pumped ", - said Demchyshyn, answering the question, what is the probability that the supply of gas to Ukraine from Russia will be resumed on 1 October.
before Wednesday, the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the tripartite Protocol signed by the Russian Federation and the European Commission, is now " the ball is on the Ukrainian side ". However, He added that the Protocol is based on existing contracts of "Gazprom" and " Naftogaz ", Ukraine has all opportunities to start pay for gas from Russia today at the time of the agreements reached in Brussels on 25 September.