Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn hopes to hold a trilateral meeting on gas no later than the end of August this year.
"in the last month of summer will be the dialogue, the next round. I dream, because it will be earlier. For a number of people went on vacation, and it's very difficult to coordinate ", – the words Demchishin news Agency.
The Ukrainian Minister said that the exact date of the talks as long as unknown. Remember, 10 July, the permanent Commissioner of Russia to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that the next Ministerial meeting on gas in a trilateral format (Russia-Ukraine-EU can pass in September. On the first day of the week it was announced that the Ukrainian government established a stabilization energy Fund at $ 1 billion, to fill which will be external creditors under the state guarantees. The Fund intended for the purchase of gas for European credit Funds to fill underground storage facilities By the beginning of the heating season. On 2 July the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of energy Vladimir Demchyshyn said that 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 18 billion cubic meters of blue fuel. The Minister said, because it is much more 16, 6 billion cubic meters, which Ukraine joined in the last heating season. Last week it was announced that the European Bank for restoration and development (EBRD) plans to invest in 2015 to about $ 1 billion in the Ukrainian economy, as well as among them in the gas sector, subject to the implementation of Kiev reforms. By the beginning of the second half of October Ukraine should have in UGS 18–20 billion cubic meters of gas for the normal passage of winter and the opportunity to purchase imported gas in the winter. Money from the EU will be enough to purchase 4 billion cubic meters of gas at a price of $ 247 per thousand cubic meters. The price has made the initiative of Gazprom in the 3rd quarter of 2015 (with a discount of $ 40), reversible gas costs the same. June 30 "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, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – and political grounds for this.