The head of Gazprom Alexey Miller believes that the next winter will have the opportunity to experience issues with transit in the European Union gas from Russia, as initialled gas Protocol between Russia, Ukraine and the EC provides for the purchase of only 2 billion cubic meters of blue fuel, which is not enough in cold winter.
"Today we fix that Ukraine still got money - five hundred million dollars, and since the beginning of October Ukraine will start to take Russian gas… 2 billion cubic meters But do not solve the problem… for this reason, if the winter is abnormally cold, we can still expect issues," - said Miller, RIA "news" referring to " the Russian Federation is 24 "." No commitment and understanding, whether there will be money in Ukraine to buy 5 billion cubic metres, " added the head of Gazprom, Recalling that Ukraine, for the normal autumn-winter period it is necessary to buy 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas. Remember, Russia, Ukraine and the EC on the last working day of the week initialed the Protocol on winter gas package, according to which the European Union has pledged to allocate to Kiev for the pumping of gas into underground storage facilities more than five hundred million dollars. Kiev informs that has already received the money. Thus, According to a source close to the leadership of the EU " the European Commission is working with international financial institutions, so that with their help we were able to provide five hundred million dollars before the end of the year." The price of gas for Ukraine at a profit will amount to 232 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters.