Russia continues cooperation with Ukraine on gas during existing contracts, the reliability of supply in the European Union cannot be questioned, said Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
"We live in a time of those contracts that were signed. I believe that during the term of those contracts it is necessary to continue cooperation, because We are a reliable supplier of gas to European customers. In any case, we cannot question the reliability of supplies from Russia to European consumers ", - has declared Novak in the program "Vesti on the first day of the weekend, "reports RIA" Novosti ".
on the last working day of the week it was declared that Gazprom had requested "Naftogaz of Ukraine" letter of guarantee for the volume of gas purchases from Russia before the end of March. Last week the head of Board of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine are terminated prior to receipt from Naftogaz of new payments. New pre-payment has not been received. Applications for production and delivery of gas from "Naftogaz of Ukraine" no. On 24 November the head of Naftogaz Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine can do without gas from Russia and this "any other" in the winter. According to him, Naftogaz is planning to buy gas from Russia as needed, depending on the value of consumption in the country and taking into account the proposals on the European market. On November 27, Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Kyiv expects the price of gas from Russia in the 1st quarter of 2016 in the region of 210 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. Along with this, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the government adopted a conclusion to ban Naftogaz for Russian gas.