Gazprom and Naftogaz have agreed about the fact that Ukraine on the last working day of the week will transfer an advance payment for gas deliveries from Russia in October, said the head of the Russian monopoly Alexey Miller.
According to Miller, Gazprom will resume gas supplies to Ukraine from 10. 00 GMT on 12 October after receiving payment, reports RIA " Novosti ".
"Naftogaz of Ukraine" sent to Gazprom an application for the production and delivery of 2 billion cubic meters of gas in October, Miller added. At the end of September, Naftogaz released a report which said that Ukraine in fact lost their critical dependence on gas supplies from Russia. However, a source close to the EU leadership, said that in winter Ukraine will need to purchase gas from Russia, because technically all the needs of the country in blue fuel does not have the ability to be covered by the supply of the reverse from EU countries. On the first day of the week the head of Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Ukraine plans this winter to buy from Gazprom only 2 billion cubic meters of gas, the rest – be purchased in the European Union. According to Ukrtransgaz, the accumulation of natural gas in underground gas storages (UGS) of Ukraine exceeded fifteen, 5 billion cubic meters, from 1 to 26 September, they were downloaded more than 1 billion cubic meters of fuel. On the first day weekend the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that to a "very cold winter" Ukraine may need to buy 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas.