Gazprom does not wish to participate in the tender for export of gas to Ukraine on the West, said a senior source in the Russian holding.
"We will not participate in the tender ", - said the source news Agency. According to him, if Ukraine needs Gas on the Western border, Naftogaz of Ukraine or other Ukrainian organizations have the opportunity to participate in the auction for the purchase of gas under short-term contracts, which began to " Gazprom export ".
along with this, on Tuesday, the Head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Gazprom may participate in the tender for the production and delivery of gas from the West to 300 million dollars, received from the EBRD. On October 23, Ukraine and the EBRD signed an agreement on allocation of 300 million dollars for the purchase of gas from the EU. Gas purchased by Ukraine in the European Union, only from a formal point of view is " European ", but in fact it's the same Gas from Russia, which traders resell the EU to Kiev. On Tuesday, the Head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn has acknowledged 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. The head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak told Kiev to continue to buy Gas from Russia, to guard the risks of passing the winter, but noticed that as long as data DATACOPY from Ukraine were reported. 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. 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.