Ukraine wants to connect to the newly created Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia energy gas transmission system, said on Wednesday the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
"This will mean that the gas flows between our countries will be free, that we will be able to trade without any restrictions, and take a step towards energy security of Ukraine", - has said Yatsenyuk at a mutual press conference with Prime Minister of Poland ewa kopacz, reports RIA " Novosti ".
The head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine added that Kiev signed with Warsaw a Memorandum on the construction of the Interconnector." Is the project activity is the establishment of a gas Interconnector with a capacity of 10 billion cubic meters of gas. It is necessary on our part 160 million US dollars ", – Yatsenyuk explained. Issues of cooperation in the sphere of energy cooperation the Ukrainian Prime Minister also wishes to discuss during the meeting with President of Poland Andrzej Duda. According Ukrtransgaz, since the beginning of 2015, Ukraine imported eleven, 8 billion cubic meters of gas and 8 billion cubic meters were purchased in the European Union – for example, 1, 031 billion cubic meters of gas was imported in the last month of summer from Slovakia. In early August, the head of the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine ought to double purchases of gas in reverse to its reserves in underground storages (UGS), the technical possibility for this. On the same day, Ukrtransgaz reported that in the period from January to July 2015, Ukraine imported 10, 7 billion cubic meters of natural gas, of which 64% (6, 9 billion cubic metres) - from EU countries. On 31 July, the operators of gas transmission systems of the three countries (Gaz-System, FGSZ and Eustream) showed data about the fact that imports of European gas to Ukraine from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia in July amounted to 568, 3 million cubic meters in June, Ukraine imported 790, 2 million cubic meters of gas from Europe, the reverse gas supplies from Europe to Ukraine decreased in July in 1, 4 times. The head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the process of speech in Parliament said that Ukraine 70% is provided by gas from the European Union. Gas purchased by Ukraine in the European Union, only from a formal point of view is " European ", but in fact It's the same Gas from Russia, which the EU traders resell Kiev. Europe actively spends the accumulation of gas from its underground storages due to restrictions on gas supplies from Russia and reverse gas supplies to Ukraine.