Ukraine ought to pump an additional 1, 5-2 billion cubic meters of gas for reliable pass the winter, said the head of Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
"Our partners, it would be advisable to pump an additional 1. 5 to 2 billion cubic meters of gas to be more confident that the gas in case of cold temperatures need from underground gas storage facilities for Ukrainian customers ", where he said in the interview to television channel " Russia 24 ", reports news Agency.
Novak noticed that the current contract between Gazprom and Naftogaz provides the ability to completely satisfy the needs of Ukrainian clients in Gaza." The question of the availability of financial resources ? money transfer in Accordance with the mode of advance payment ", Greg said the head of the Ministry. The Minister also said that the cost for gas at the counter between Gazprom and Ukrainian Naftogaz below the prices prevailing in the European market, for this reason, the preconditions for discounts no. Yesterday in "Ukrtransgaz" said that Ukraine has completed the gas injection and the beginning of the selection of underground gas storage (UGS). On Thursday, the 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. 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.