The European Commission hopes that Ukraine does not fully Fund the purchase of gas on the new winter package, said Vice-President of the EC in energosoiuz Maros Sefcovic before a round of consultations with the Ukrainian delegations in Vienna.
"We will inform the Ukrainian colleagues about our negotiations with the EBRD and the world Bank, and will find out their financial opportunities" – writes the news Agency. ?ef?ovi? also sure that the trilateral agreement on gas between Russia, Ukraine and EU will sign By the end of September.
"We wish to consider all paths that test all possible, to make sure we could reach an agreement By the end of September ", – he said. According to his statement, during today's meeting the Commission will discuss the question of payment of gas purchases from Russia." We will no doubt discuss the money side, report Ukrainian colleagues about our negotiations with the EBRD and the world Bank, and will also ask them about their financial capability ", – he said. Sefcovic also said that September eleven European Commission delegation will meet with their Russian counterparts." it is very important for the Russian Federation as a supplier and Ukraine as a transit country to prove that they are reliable partners that gas supply will be guaranteed in the upcoming winter period", - has added the Vice-President of the EC in energosoiuz. On August 21, the head of Gazprom and Naftogaz Alexey Miller and Andrey Kobelev held dialogues in Minsk, during which discussed the current cooperation organizations and preparation of the Ukrainian organization For the autumn-winter period. Miller also said that Gazprom does not want to pump gas into underground gas storages of Ukraine, which ought to complement 3, 2 billion cubic meters of blue fuel. Remember, on July 31, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said about the critical situation in the energy sector of the country, noting that the Ministry of energy and the organization is not ready to supply people warm this winter. On 10 July, the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that the completion of preparations For the heating season in Ukraine is not enough resources for the purchase of natural gas and coal. 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.