Minister of energy Alexander Novak said that is Not based on circumstances With the advance payment of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" for gas from Russia, since currently everything is stable.
"I have no information. There is now the current stable situation, for this reason I don't monitor, " said Novak Last news , answering the question about the amount of the advance payment to Naftogaz for gas from Russia.
in the period From October 2015 to end March 2016, "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" interact on the basis of the winter gas package, initialed by Russia, Ukraine and the EC on 25 September. It provides for compulsory purchase of "Naftogaz" from "Gazprom" on gas credit five hundred million dollars, raised through the EC. This commitment, Ukraine has already completed: as of November 5, on accounts of Gazprom was 542 million dollars of payment from " Naftogaz ".
Taking into consideration the price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the fourth quarter of 2015, at 227, 36 dollars per thousand cubic meters, prepayment 542 million dollars corresponds to the volume 2, 383 billion cubic meters of gas.
according to " Ukrtransgaz ", Ukraine in the period From 12 October to 17 November bought RF 2, 336 billion cubic meters of gas. So, enough pre-payment for the purchase of Russia another 47 million cubic meters of gas.