CERNOBBIO (Italy), Sep 4 - RIA Novosti/Prime. Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich held in Italy dialogues with Vice-President of the European Commission on energenius marasem Sefcovic, the issues of gas supplies to Ukraine.
the dialogues were held in the beginning scheduled for September eleven in Vienna meeting with Sefcovic head of the Russian Ministry of energy Alexander Novak.
"in the majority, the gas issue (discussed)," - said Dvorkovich Last news .
the question was discussed at the meeting to provide the European Commission of financial guarantees for Ukraine to buy gas from Russia, Deputy Prime Minister replied: "They deal with financial issues, so to speak. I was called the word guarantee, but They are working on the issue of payment ".
After another unsuccessful tripartite gas talks on 30 June Ukraine has suspended the purchase of gas from Russia to agree on the terms of delivery, and currently receives gas only in reverse from Europe. At the same time Ukraine is actively seeking funds to purchase the required amount of gas and pumping it into underground storage facilities for the autumn-winter season. The country ought to accumulate in their own UGS about 19 billion cubic meters of gas.
The head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller September 1, expressed the hope that Ukraine decides financial problems for the purchase of gas from Russia during September. However, he noted the risks for passing the upcoming heating season due to the fact that while in Ukrainian underground storage accumulated only 14, 5 billion cubic meters of gas.