In underground gas storages of Ukraine before the winter season it is impossible to have time to upload 4, 3 billion cubic meters of gas to bring the level up to 17-18 billion cubic meters, said on air of television channel "Russia 24" energy Minister Alexander Novak.
"here we assess identical with the European Commission - at the current moment in UGS of Ukraine uploaded 14, 7 billion cubic meters of gas. For the normal passage of winter and the winter, most likely, is unlikely to be the 3rd year in a row warm - ought More than 19 billion cubic meters of gas. So, it's 4, 3 billion cubic meters of gas that must be pumped for the remaining period. In our opinion, this is in fact impossible to achieve, "said Novak in interview to television channel" Russia 24 ", RIA " Novosti ".
"one way or another to the level of 17-18 billion cubic meters of gas into underground storage facilities can be increased during this period due to the intensive gas purchases from Gazprom and supplies in a few days, starting with the 3rd decade of September and ending in October, before the onset of cold days," he added. Yesterday Novak stated that loans from European financial institutions in the amount of five hundred million dollars will allow Ukraine in September-first part of October to additionally upload to store 2 billion cubic meters of gas. The Russian Federation and the European Commission on the last working day of the week in Vienna negotiations agreed on a winter package of gas supplies to Ukraine, which predusmatrivaet As providing discounts for two quarters from Russia and securing payment of pumping gas into Ukrainian underground storage facilities from the EC. As said the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller, the EU will provide five hundred million dollars to Ukraine For gas injection, but this is not enough. According to Miller, correlated winter package will enable Ukraine to accumulate in underground storages of gas accumulation, necessary For the complete guarantee of passing the cold winter.