The head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak believes that if Ukraine will not have time to accumulate enough reserves of natural gas in underground storage in the winter there will be a risk for uninterrupted supply of gas from Russia through Ukraine to the European Union.
According to the chief of the Ministry of energy, " different scenarios are able to be. To the question, the better answer fifteen of October, when the heating season will begin ".
"Everything will be depending on how they (the Ukrainian gas company - approx. OPINION) will go down in winter, "says Novak, RIA" Novosti ". So, the Minister answered correspondents ' questions about that, maybe if this winter is a repeat of the scandalous situation with the unauthorized extraction of gas from Russia by the Ukrainian side and the interruption of transit. Alexander Novak said that the Russian side has created All the rules for the acquisition of Ukraine's gas and fill them UGS for the winter." Provided competitive price, acting under contract until 2019, " said the energy Minister, adding that no new agreements and bilateral documents to ensure gas supply in the autumn-winter period is not required. To start filling in UGS Russian gas, Naftogaz has already in the last month of summer, if he wishes to survive the winter without crises, said Alexander Novak. Ukrainian gas company must be done before the middle of December to upload to store underground 19 billion cubic meters of gas, said the Head of the Ministry of energy. Before the last working day of the week Alexander Novak described the refusal of Ukraine of gas from Russia as an attempt to exacerbate the situation. Remember, "Naftogaz of Ukraine" 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, Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – political, and the reasons for this.