Russia will supply gas to Ukraine only on prepayment, the Brussels consensus is not to answer questions, as Kiev will pay for gas in the winter, said the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller.
"Gas supplies to Ukraine will be strictly prepaid… the tripartite agreement, which was signed in Brussels at the end of September, it does not provide the full answers to the questions, how is it that Ukraine would pay for gas Deliveries in winter "– RIA "news" the message of Miller's, made in the interview to television channel " Russia 24 ".
He clarified that the Russian Federation until not received an advance payment for gas Supplies, although from the capital of Russia prepared and signed all necessary documents. On Tuesday, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller has noticed that Ukraine will not be able to reach the necessary volume of gas injection into storage under the ground to the beginning of the heating season. On the first day of the week Ukrtransgaz said Ukraine has accumulated in its own storage fifteen. 8 bn cubic meters of gas, stocking up for September 1, 2 billion cubic meters. On 25 September Russia, Ukraine and the EC initialled a tripartite Protocol on winter package of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine. According to the agreements reached in Brussels, Ukraine has assumed obyazatelstva to buy from Russia to 2 billion cubic meters of gas. Funding for these supplies will be provided through a credit of five hundred million dollars raised by Ukraine with the help of the EC. Russia will give Ukraine a discount to the contract price of gas in the amount of about 20 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk before reported that Kiev until the end of the year need for gas injection into UGS 1, 3 billion dollars, of which five hundred million dollars already have 300 million Ukraine expects from the EBRD, another five hundred million dollars from the WB.