Gazprom confirmed the termination of gas supplies to Ukraine as of 10 a.m. Moscow time.
about this stated the head of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller, reports RIA " Novosti ".
He added that the Firm will not supply fuel to Ukraine at any price without payment. Before Wednesday, the Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak called the expectations of Ukraine to receive gas from Russia at below market rates " unwarranted." According to the Minister, the provision of discounts on gas for Ukraine in the 1st turn is obliged to meet the interests of Russia and Gazprom. Also Novak has said that Ukraine did not want to commit in a trilateral Protocol obligations for gas injection into UGS." But in General confirms, not reflecting it in a separate statement, either on paper that need this amount and this is reflected in the plans for the injection of gas, " He added. Remember, "Naftogaz of Ukraine" on Tuesday, said that from 1 July 2015 shall suspend the purchase of gas from Gazprom to agree on the terms of delivery. Explaining the actions of Kiev, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – and political grounds for this. In Ukrtransgaz reported that as of July 1, Ukraine imports gas only from the territory of Slovakia, in other areas the supply is not implemented.