By the beginning of the heating season Ukraine only through purchases in the European Union, without supplies from Russia, will be able to accumulate in underground gas storages (UGS) 18 billion cubic meters of natural gas, said the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of energy Vladimir Demchyshyn.
"Osinovka supplies will not have an impact neither on the security of gas transportation or supplies to Ukraine, To prepare for the heating season. Today in the storage 12 billion cubic meters of gas, every day we pumped 60 million cubic meters, "said demchyshyn, reports RIA" Novosti ".
"Before the heating season there is still 100 days, if we continue to pump for 60 million cubic meters, we will reach 18 billion," he added. The Minister said, because it is much more 16, 6 billion cubic meters, which Ukraine joined in the last heating season. 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. Before that, the Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Kyiv insists on signing an agreement on gas for the entire heating season and does not agree to a discount for the quarter. The Ukrainian Minister also said that the price for gas from Russia at $ 247 not happy with Kiev, and the Ukrainian side insists on a 30% discount on the contract price. Novak said that the Russian Federation is not going to negotiate with Ukraine a discount on gas for the third quarter, the decision has already been taken by the Russian government, and the supply of gas to Ukraine will be carried out on these terms. On the first day of the week, the Russian government officially promulgated the Ordinance provided for the account of customs duty gas discount for Ukraine in the third quarter. After that, Gazprom sent to the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" offer to sign a supplementary agreement To the existing contract of sale and purchase of natural gas in 2009-2019.