Ukraine in a few days will sign the agreement with the European Bank for restoration and development (EBRD) on attracting a loan of 300 million dollars to pump imported natural gas into its storage underground (UGS), said at a press conference the head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"I think the contract will be signed in the near future, today or tomorrow ", - has declared the head of the Ministry.
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 September 28, the head of the 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. According to head of Gazprom Alexey Miller that to a "very cold winter" Ukraine may need to buy 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas.