MOSCOW, 17 Jul - RIA Novosti/Prime. The Russian Federation believes that all necessary rules for the acquisition of Ukraine's gas from Russia and to fill the reservoirs for the normal passage of the heating period created the need for new agreements do not, told reporters the Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
"Russia believes that all necessary rules for the purchase of Russian gas and its injection into UGS Russia created, provided a competitive price, acting under contract until 2019," said Novak.
The Minister said that for the normal autumn-winter period, the signing of any new protocols is not required.
From 1 July 2015, Ukraine has ceased buying gas from Gazprom, because the parties could not agree upon additional agreement to the contract for 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) per thousand cubic meters. 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.