Gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine are terminated prior to receipt from Naftogaz of new payments, said the head of Board of the Russian holding Alexey Miller.
He also said, the rejection of purchases of gas in Russia creates serious risks for the transit to the European Union and gas customers this winter, reports RIA " Novosti ".
On Tuesday Minister of energy Alexander Novak said that gas Supplies from Russia to Ukraine May stop In Tuesday or Wednesday due to the lack of pre-payment from Kiev. At the same time the head of Naftogaz Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine can do without gas from Russia and this "any other" in the winter. The last tranche of payment for gas received from Ukraine on 5 November. November 13, KOBOLEV said that the Company wants in the near future to start with Gazprom about reduction of gas price from Russia in the 1st quarter of the coming year. For example, Kiev nourishes the hope that in 2016 the cost for gas from Russia will be lower than 227 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters. Novak said that the discount for Ukraine for the 1st quarter of the coming year will be according to market prices for gas.