Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Naftogaz to restore gas supplies in the Donbass, and noticed that the statements of Kiev on the availability of such supplies are cunning.
"We view positively to this initiative, we believe that the Ukrainian side must start again the supply of gas (Donbass), if they will resume gas supplies will not be necessary Gazprom to deliver gas through the two measuring station (GIS)," said Novak correspondents, reports RIA " Novosti "." But, unfortunately, it's only words and statements. The Ukrainian side, arguing about the fact that they continue to supply gas to the area South-East of Ukraine, disingenuous, because it's not true, " added Novak. Also Novak, speaking about the reliability of gas transit to the European Union through Ukraine, said that the concern remains. The Russian Minister did not rule out that are able to be risk due to low pressure in Ukrainian underground storage facilities. Yesterday, the Ukrainian Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Naftogaz supplies gas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, But technically can't do it in full. 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 Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller 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.