LUGANSK, 4 Mar RIA Novosti/Prime. The self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic (LNR) now receives gas from Russia through the gas metering station (GIS) "Prokhorovka" said Fins news the Minister of fuel, energy and coal industry LNR Dmitry Lyamin.
Kyiv, February 19, stopped gas supply to the South-East of Ukraine, explaining the technical damage to the pipelines at the end of hostilities." Gazprom "on behalf of the Russian government for the gas supply in the region has involved measuring station (GIS) "Prokhorovka" and "Platoo" on the borders of Rostov, Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak on March 2, stated that on February 19, Gazprom put in LNR and DND 100 million cubic meters of gas.
"We get gas through GIS "Prokhorovka" and lead him to a strict account, " said Lyamin on Wednesday, explaining that strict accounting is to ensure that in future no issues with payments for the consumed gas from Russia.
"Our position is that all you have to pay," added the Minister LNR.
according to the statement of Gazprom, the gas supply to the South-East of Ukraine through the "Prokhorovka" and "Platoo" go Under contract with Naftogaz. Accordingly, believes the Russian side, and to pay for them should the Ukrainian state company. Ukraine refuses to do it, pointing to the inability to control both the fact of direct deliveries of gas from Russia in the Donbass, and their volumes.
with its own authorities LNR expressed willingness to participate in negotiations on gas supplies from Russia in the Donbass, and to pay for these supplies.