Russia does not consider the possibility of providing Ukraine a loan for the purchase of gas during the coming winter in any form, including the advance payments for transit of blue fuel in the European Union, told reporters the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
in winter gas package, which Ukraine, Russia and the EC was initialled in Brussels on 25 September, agreed the purchase of "Naftogaz" from "Gazprom" only 2 billion cubic meters of gas on a credit of five hundred million dollars, raised through the EC. The Russian side also warned about future abnormal cold and believes that Naftogaz would need about 5-7 billion cubic meters of gas and no additional gas from Russia to Ukraine is not necessary.
"These issues are not discussed. As you know, on June 16 Gazprom switched to the prepayment system in full compliance with applicable contract and now, considering the situation, "Gazprom" delivers gas only in prepaid volumes. No loans or advance of purchasing no question, " said Novak, answering the question whether the allocation of Ukraine loans from the Russian Federation or Gazprom to purchase gas from Russia.
Also the head of the Ministry gave a negative answer to the question of whether a mechanism of advance payments of "Gazprom ""Naftogaz" at the expense of the future of gas pumping through Ukraine to the European Union." As the parties are in court (arbitration - ed), as well as among them in transit to the contract, this issue is not addressed ".