Ukraine will fulfill obligations on the transit pumping gas from Russia to European countries this year, said the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
"Ukraine is a reliable transit country. Ukraine in the past year has fulfilled all its obligations under the transit pumping and has secured supplies of natural gas to the EU, and this year we will meet and hope it will run, and Russia ", - said Yatsenyuk, RIA " Novosti ".
before the last working day of the week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence that the issues of transit of energy resources through the territory of Ukraine will no longer occur. Along with this, at the end of September the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that the next winter will have the opportunity to experience issues with transit in the European Union gas from Russia, as initialled gas Protocol Between Russia, Ukraine and the EC provides for the purchase of only 2 billion cubic meters of blue fuel, which is not enough in cold winter. At the same time, Miller said that the disadvantageous pumping gas transit through Ukraine will not. 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.