The head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that his country till the end of the year will not be able to accumulate in underground storages need for the winter season to 19 billion cubic meters of blue fuel.
"Unfortunately, to 19 billion cubic meters of gas, of which we have spoken, to collect before the end of the year is impossible, despite the money from the EBRD ", - he said, reports news Agency.
According to the bureaucrat, now the accumulation has reached more than 16, 9 billion cubic meters, Ukraine will be able to bring the accumulation up to a maximum of 17, or slightly more than 2 cubic meters due to increased gas consumption in the country." in Ukraine at the present time a very large consumption of gas, - said Demchyshyn.- I think that at the level of 17 billion cubic meters we will be able to stay for a while ". Along with this, Ukraine began massive deforestation for firewood, as well as among them protected. Trees are felled even in the region of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In Kiev, now about 165 homes still remain without heat. On 12 October gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine were resumed after a three-month break. At the same time, Gazprom said that Naftogaz transferred $ 234 million pre-payment of the promised five hundred million dollars. 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. September 28, 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 head of Gazprom Alexey Miller that to a "very cold winter" Ukraine may need to buy 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas.