The head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak told Kiev to continue to buy gas from Russia, to guard the risks of passing the winter, But noticed that as long as data DATACOPY from Ukraine were reported.
He drew attention that the Russian Federation is ready to fulfill its obligations in full with the positions of gas supplies to European consumers." But We are seeing some risks during the winter period ", - said the Head of the Ministry, RIA " Novosti "." we must continue to buy gas and, accordingly, "Naftogaz of Ukraine" is obliged to find the resources, or with the help of the European Commission, or their resources in order to provide additional pumping of gas into underground storage facilities and the availability of resources for current consumption, " said Novak. The head of the Ministry said that Gazprom received directed Naftogaz 454 million pre-payment At the time of the winter package and put Ukraine 2 billion cubic meters of gas. According to Novak, to date, Ukraine has pumped into its underground gas storages 17 billion cubic meters of gas." in our view, this is not enough. Unfortunately, as long as the other trenches We have no information about the fact that Ukraine intends to purchase additional gas for their own consumption and for pumping gas in UGS. We discussed the possible risks if will be a cold winter, gas capacity will not be enough, and I have focused our French partners ", - said the Head of the Ministry of energy of Russia.
first of Novak in the process of meeting with the Minister of ecology, sustainable development and energy of France Segolene the Royal said about the possible risks due to the inability to provide Kiev an appropriate level of gas reserves in UGS. On Tuesday, the Head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn has acknowledged that his country till the end of the year will not be able to accumulate in underground storages need for the winter season to 19 billion cubic meters of blue fuel. Along with this, Ukraine began massive deforestation for firewood, as well as among them protected. Trees are felled even in the region of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In Kiev, now about 165 homes still remain without heat. On 12 October gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine were resumed after a three-month break. At the same time, Gazprom said that Naftogaz transferred $ 234 million pre-payment of the promised five hundred million dollars. 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. September 28, 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 head of Gazprom Alexey Miller that to a "very cold winter" Ukraine may need to buy 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas.