Provisional rules of attracting loans from the world Bank five hundred million dollars to Ukraine include the possibility of pumping gas from the West and from the East, said in an interview the head of the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andrey Kobelev.
before "Naftogaz of Ukraine" announced plans to get a loan from the world Bank in the amount of five hundred million dollars for the pumping of gas until the end of the year, considered the possibility of using this money to purchase as well as among them natural gas from Russia.
"in the case of the world Bank this question has long been discussed. Previously the Bank team believes that we include the Eastern boundary in the list of delivery points. For this reason, from any direction will have the opportunity to pump gas, if the supplier agrees with the conditions of the Bank ", - said Korolev.
However, He added that all decisions taken by the world Bank at the working level, subject to approval by the Board of Directors of the Bank, which must take place after some time.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk had previously stated that Kiev until the end of the year in total, it is necessary for the purchase of gas and its pumping into underground storage facilities of 1, 3 billion dollars, of which five hundred million dollars already on account of "Naftogaz", $ 300 million Ukraine expects from the EBRD, another five hundred million dollars from the WB.
First, the amount of five hundred million dollars was used by Naftogaz to purchase gas from Gazprom (about 2 billion cubic meters) during the winter package, initialed the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the EC. At the end of October, Naftogaz and the EBRD signed an agreement for the provision of credit in the amount of 300 million dollars for the purchase of gas by Ukraine. These funds allow us to purchase about 1 billion cubic meters of gas on the Western border of Ukraine.