MOSCOW, 17 Jul - RIA Novosti/Prime. The Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation considers it possible the risks to secure gas supplies this winter from Russia to the European Union via Ukraine if the Ukrainian side will not create a sufficient accumulation of gas in underground storages, told reporters the Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
"Everything will be depending on how they go in winter," said Novak, answering the question of whether to wait for the recurrence of scandals gas, interruption of transit and unapproved selection of gas by Ukraine in the coming winter." Different scenarios are able to be. To the question, the better answer fifteen of October, when the heating season starts, " added the Minister.
From 1 July 2015, Ukraine has ceased buying gas from Gazprom, because the parties could not agree on a proper supplemental agreement to contract in the third quarter. Kiev, for example, not satisfied with the offered by the Russian side, the cost in 247, 18 U.S. (including discount of $ 40). However, as stated the Ukrainian gas transportation system operator Ukrtransgaz, the transit of Russian gas to the European Union via Ukraine is carried out smoothly and fully.
currently, Ukraine receives gas only in reverse from Europe. 1 through July 13, from Slovakia, Ukraine imported 186 million cubic meters of gas.
Russia and Ukraine also differ in their assessments of the needed gas for the winter. The Russian side insists, because it is More than 19 billion cubic meters. The Ministry of energy of Ukraine first declared that in the last heating season Ukraine has enough 16, 6 billion cubic meters. In addition, the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn has assured that Ukraine for the heating season by purchasing in the European Union alone, without supplies from Russia, will have the opportunity to gain in their own underground storage 18 billion cubic meters of gas.
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