The Board of Directors of the European Bank for restoration and development (EBRD) blessed credit to "Naftogaz of Ukraine" in the amount of 300 million dollars to Finance the procurement of natural gas on the European market, according to a Bank report.
These funds will be used by Ukraine to fill underground gas storage facilities needed for the winter heating season, reports RIA " Novosti ".
Before that, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the total amount of payments of Ukraine for gas from Russia in winter will be about $ 3 billion." Inject the remaining volume of gas in UGS for five hundred million dollars (the first tranche of payment by Kiev – approx. OPINION), but then-you have to pay throughout the winter for Russian gas supplies, which is about $ 3 billion allegedly", - has declared the head. On Wednesday Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Kiev until the end of the year in total need for gas injection into UGS 1, 3 billion dollars, of which five hundred million dollars already have 300 million Ukraine expects from the EBRD, another five hundred million dollars-from the world Bank. On Tuesday authorized the press service of the EC said that according to the expectations of the European Commission, the Protocol on winter gas package, initialed by Russia, Ukraine and the EC on 25 September, will be approved by the governments of Russia and Ukraine and will begin to act in a few days. The head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Ukraine plans this winter to buy from Gazprom only 2 billion cubic meters of gas, the rest – be purchased in the European Union. According to Ukrtransgaz, the accumulation of natural gas in underground gas storages (UGS) of Ukraine exceeded fifteen, 5 billion cubic meters, from 1 to 26 September, they were downloaded more than 1 billion cubic meters of fuel.