Russia sees risk of passing the winter with the position of the gas flow to the European Union via Ukraine, in this respect, will soon begin a trilateral dialogue between Russia, the EU and Ukraine, said the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak.
"for this reason, by itself, at low temperatures there is a risk that Ukraine will not have enough funds to pump into underground storage facilities in order to provide reliable transit. In this regard, I really instructed to hold proper conversations, meetings, "reports his words RIA" Novosti ".
"We currently agree on the date of arrival to the Russian Federation Deputy head of the European Commission Mr (Maros) and maro? ?ef?ovi? will discuss the issues regarding robust winter period and reliable energy supply, the flow of gas transit to European consumers ", - he added. According to his statement, there are greater risks due to the fact that Ukraine has pumped into underground gas storage (UGS) " a lot less gas than required Under the regulations and in Accordance with the previous years ". On the first day of the week Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in detail the situation around gas transit from Russia to European Union via Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, warning her about the likely risks of unauthorized selection of the Ukrainian side of gas supplies from Russia. Remember, November 2, Gazprom warned Europe about the risk of pumping gas transit through Ukraine. On 24 October, Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that Ukraine is due to insufficient injection of gas in underground 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. 12 Oct Sefcovic agreed with the Minister of energy of Russia in Istanbul on the issues related to gas supplies from Russia to the European Union during the coming winter, for example, the question of the trilateral format with Ukraine.