"Naftogaz of Ukraine" notes the lack of political will from the European side For the lending of gas in Ukrainian underground storage facilities, However, assures that in case of need will have the opportunity to purchase their own volumes, necessary For the passage of winter 2015-2016.
"There is hope, but it is very difficult. Because until now there is no political will in the EU to take on its own shoulders the Ukrainian risks. And the Ukrainian risks, of course, significant. And the standard approaches of Bank lending will not work ", - told the correspondent the Director of business development of "Naftogaz" Yuriy Vitrenko, which
Top Manager said that the dialogues with potential creditors EBRD, IFC And the European traders have lasted for six months.
in early April, the head of this Ukrainian public organization Andriy KOBOLEV said that "Naftogaz of Ukraine" considers possibility of attraction of 1, 5 billion dollars To purchase And download to their UGS presumably 6 billion cubic meters of gas stable For the next winter season.
for his part, the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn at the end of April noted the progress in negotiations with EBRD And IFC to bring money To accumulate in storage for the winter 19 billion cubic meters of gas, And also reported that Kiev is planning to give the opportunity to European traders to pump gas into Ukrainian storage facilities. The pay, According to the Minister, is expected to decide in the 3rd quarter.
the latest trilateral meeting on gas between Russia, Ukraine And the EC, an agreement was reached about the fact that Ukraine needs to purchase sufficient volumes of gas To fill their UGS And to provide reliable gas transit to the EU, And the European Commission - "make every effort" To assist Ukraine in search of financial support For the purchase of gas.
However, I noticed Vitrenko, if "Naftogaz" will not work to attract the loan, the Company will pump the gas for its own account." Naftogaz " will be able to cope on their own. As in the past year. We find this option (getting a European credit - ed.) - all the same safety, " said Vitrenko.