The head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak said the Minister of economy and energy of Germany Sigmar Gabriel about the possible risks of gas transit via Ukraine next winter. Yesterday about a perceived problem of the Ukrainian transit was informed by the Head of the Ministry of energy of France, s?gol?ne Royal.
"notified," said Novak, responding to a question, RIA " Novosti ".
Novak and Gabriel on Thursday held a working meeting on the problems of energy cooperation between Russia and Germany. On Wednesday Novak in the process of meeting with the Minister of ecology, sustainable development and energy of France s?gol?ne Royal also spoke about possible risks due to the inability to provide Kiev an appropriate level of gas reserves in UGS. In addition, Novak gave advice to 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 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. On Thursday, the Head of the Ukrainian Naftogaz Andrey Kobelev said that Kiev had fully paid for the supply of 2 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia During the winter package. He also said that on the first day weekend Kiev plans to complete the pumping of gas from Russia, but not willing to stop buying gas then, although on September 28 the Head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Kyiv plans this winter to buy from Gazprom only 2 billion cubic meters of gas, the rest – be purchased in the European Union. 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, Russian gas deliveries 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.