The head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn believes that his country can increase the share of gas imports from Russia from the current 30% to 50% due to the more reasonable price of blue fuel.
"The proportion (of gas from Russia and Europe) before the end of the year can't tell, during the current year it was 30 to 70, 70% - European direction and 30% - Russian direction. Currently we are seeing that the cost of gas from Russia below, for this reason can be this proportion will slightly shift in favor of " Gazprom ", but somehow it just will not be more than 50% ", - said Demchyshyn, RIA " Novosti ".
On 12 October, Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine were resumed after a three-month break, despite the fact that at the end of September, Naftogaz released a report which said that Ukraine in fact lost their critical dependence on gas supplies from Russia. However, a source close to the EU leadership, said that in winter Ukraine will need to purchase gas from Russia, because technically all the needs of the country in blue fuel does not have the ability to be covered by the supply of the reverse from EU countries. On September 28, 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. According to head of Gazprom Alexey Miller that to a "very cold winter" Ukraine may need to buy 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas.