Stopping the supply of gas in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national Republic, Ukraine intentionally creates there a humanitarian catastrophe, says Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.
"The Ukrainian side is the amount of gas that they had put in DND and LNR as an integral part of Ukraine, stopped to put on 18 February. This means that they intentionally try to develop there is a humanitarian catastrophe in this case, "said Novak in an interview to television channel" Russia 24 ", RIA " Novosti ". In this position of Gazprom in the framework of the existing contract legally and reasonably supplies gas to the South-East of Ukraine in the amount of supposedly 12 million cubic meters per day, the Minister said. Before Wednesday, the presidential press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that, if necessary, in the capital of Russia urgently consider free supply of gas to the Donbass. Remember, on February 19, Naftogaz said that he had stopped the flow of gas in the Donbass due inflicted during combat operations critical damage to transmission infrastructure, but then said that began After the break delivery. Because of this, the Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. A. ordered to study the issue of gas supplies from Russia in the Donbass in the form of humanitarian aid. According to him, citizens in these regions anyway can't freeze. Then the head of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller on the last working day of the week said that the Russian gas holding Friday increased supplies of natural gas to the area of Ukraine. The head of Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Korolev said that the Ukrainian Company will not pay for the gas that Gazprom supplies in the Donbass, because, in the opinion of the Ukrainian side, It is contrary to the contract.