Ukraine will not be able to do without purchasing gas in the coming winter, said the former Prime Minister of the country Mykola Azarov.
"Are some fantasies That Ukraine as if that's enough. Their hopes for a warming climate, That winter will be warm, and if winter will be cold and people will freeze, again, blame will be Russia, "- said Azarov in the interview to television channel " Russia-24 ".
according to him, the authorities declare about the fact That gas storages have accumulated 16 billion cubic meters of gas, but fifty per cent of all people do not have the ability to be extracted, as used for pressure maintenance, and in winter the gas consumption is 6-8 billion cubic meters per month.
The head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn first did not rule out That the winter of 2016-2017 years the country will be able to go without buying gas from Russia. As for the current heating season, According to the Ukrainian Minister, to pass it without gas from Russia it is impossible.
before the first day of the week "Gazprom" has told about the restoration of gas supply to Ukraine after receipt from Naftogaz 234 million dollars in payment for gas from Russia has promised Kiev, under the so-called " winter package ", five hundred million.
in winter gas package, which Ukraine, Russia and the European Commission initialled on 25 September, agreed the purchase of "Naftogaz" from "Gazprom" on gas credit five hundred million dollars, raised through the EC. The Government of the Russian Federation provided Ukraine a discount for the fourth quarter of approximately $ 20 per thousand cubic meters. Itself the contract value is 248-252 dollars per thousand cubic meters, said the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
in January-June 2015 Ukraine purchased 3, 7 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia. In July, August and September, Naftogaz bought gas from Russia. The Ukrainian side was not satisfied with the price, with the discount of $ 40 had to be 247, 17 dollars per thousand cubic meters. During this period, Ukraine was the cost of gas purchased on the reverse.