Kiev and the world Bank have been conducting a dialogue on the possibility of application of the loan five hundred million dollars by Naftogaz to purchase gas from Russia, said the head of Ukrainian organizations Andrey Kobelev.
He added that Kiev intends to obtain a loan from the world Bank for the pumping of gas by the end of the year, reports RIA " Novosti ".
"Heavy schedule, We are trying to cope with it. Today will be the meeting where We will discuss the loan. With the world Bank scheme of gas purchases as long not yet approved, it is subject to negotiations during the current week. We try to make wider the way to use this money for both borders (Eastern and Western borders of Ukraine), " - said Kobolyev. First Thursday Korolev said that Kiev is fully paid for the supply of 2 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia During the winter package. He also said that on the first day weekend Kiev plans to complete the pumping of gas from Russia, but not willing to stop buying gas then, although on September 28 the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Kyiv plans this winter to buy from Gazprom only 2 billion cubic meters of gas, the rest – be purchased in the European Union. On Wednesday, 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. Tuesday 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, Russian gas deliveries 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.