MOSCOW, 27 Feb - RIA Novosti/Prime. Russia until does not take into account in the calculations With the "Naftogaz" prepayment those volumes of gas that Gazprom supplies in the Donbass, and does not intend to discuss gas supplies within LNR and DND during the forthcoming meeting in Brussels on March 2, said Last news Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.
"currently in the calculations of the volumes of gas and pre-payment as long as We made brackets for the amount that was supplied and delivered by Gazprom to the site South-East of Ukraine in the districts of Luhansk national Republic and the Donetsk national Republic," said Novak.
On February 19, Gazprom supplies gas to Ukraine, and among them, through GIS "Prokhorovka" and "Platoo" in the Donbass. It was once Kiev stopped the gas supply to the South-East of Ukraine, referring to the destruction of the transportation infrastructure of the fighting.
Gazprom has said that the supply through these stations are in full compliance With the contract "Gazprom" and " Naftogaz ", however, the Ukrainian Company to pay these amounts were refused. On Thursday, Gazprom said about the readiness to bring gas supplies in the Donbass for powers discuss the Russian-Ukrainian gas issue.
Novak said that the situation around the gas supply LNR and DND is of concern to the Russian side." We would like to understand the reasons why gas is not supplied to these areas of Ukraine, home to 4 million people, " - said the head of the RF Ministry of energy.
Anyway, the delegation of Russia during the upcoming March 2 meeting in Brussels on gas has no plans to raise the issue." We took It out of the brackets. Our General concern to delivery to the site of Ukraine and reliable gas transit, the execution of those agreements that have been signed. We own side play in full agreement and act strictly according to the signed documents and the contract, which is valid From 2009, " he noticed Novak.
A new twist on an old theme emerged on February 19." Naftogaz of Ukraine "has stopped gas supplies in the Donbass, explaining That "critical damage" pipelines." Gazprom decided the problem, using canned gas metering station, and just a couple of hours, the Ukrainian side suddenly said that he has restored pipe and resumed gas supplies to the region.
on the subsequent day of the event continued to grow, but the situation did not become clearer. So, Naftogaz says that resumed gas supply region. Authorized Donbass state that the gas comes specifically from Gazprom through the southern border With the Russian Federation (GIS "Platoo" and "Prokhorovka" )." Gazprom argues that the flow of gas through Platova " and "Prokhorovka" agreed With the Ukrainian side. Read more ""