Ukraine due to lack of injection into the gas storage in the case not even the coldest winter may be forced to take Russian gas from the transit pipeline into the European Union, risking a new gas crisis, said Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
"In order for things to be normal, is the calculation of how much gas has to be injected throughout the summer period in gas storage. I will not operate on detailed figures, but I know that currently it pumped much less than the required minimum. Accordingly, to take advantage of this gas from underground storage facilities, As Ukraine did last winter - And I stated that from November (2015) they do not buy gas - they can't " according to the news Agency. Chizhov recalled that last winter, Kiev is lucky - winter in the EU had been warm.
"What will it be this year - I will not speculate, but even if it is average, the problem may arise. The whole experience with Kiev in the gas cases suggests that the path of least resistance For them is to begin selection of gas from transit pipeline, speaker of the European Union, and then there will be another crisis, " he continued." for this reason, at the present time, the European Commission, probably, conducts appropriate interviews, the same (the Deputy head of the European Commission for the Energy Union Maros) Sefcovic went to Kiev, so we'll see where it leads, " added the diplomat. 17 Oct "Ukrtransgaz" said that Ukraine has completed the gas injection and the beginning of the selection of underground gas storage (UGS). 20 October the head of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine will continue to buy gas in the European Union, and in October plans to buy 1, 3-1, 4 billion cubic meters. October 13, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that Ukraine has sufficient reserves of natural gas and electricity during the heating period and are ready to him. Deputy head of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Sergey Fracture said the country is in the heating season with stocks of 14, 7 billion cubic meters of gas, given the start of the heating season these savings to grow in practice will not. While Gazprom had previously stated that the target For Ukraine is at the level of 17 billion cubic meters. There noted that if the underground storage "Naftogaz" will not be filled to such a level, in case of a cold winter there will be problems. 5 Oct party, the Opposition bloc said about the possible disruption of the heating season in Ukraine due to insufficient reserves of gas and coal. And on Tuesday, in Yuzhnoukrainsk the Nikolaev canceled classes in educational institutions due to the lack of heating. On 1 October the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the Ukrainian authorities are hoping for a warm winter and you're not supposed to buy gas from Russia. As mentioned by the print edition OPINION, Ukraine threatens communal Abraham.