The head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak until has no information about plans of Kiev to continue purchasing gas more than 2 billion cubic meters provided for winter gas service, but thinks It necessary for transit.
first on Thursday the head of Board of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andriy KOBOLEV told reporters that Kiev has no plans to stop buying gas from Russia after receiving the 2 billion cubic meters during the winter package. He also said that "Naftogaz" has fully paid for the supply of 2 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia in the winter package on the first day of the weekend plans to finish up their fix.
"we have to date no such information. We expect that, without a doubt, they must continue purchasing gas to provide both current needs and in case of good weather even for gas injection, to lay the Foundation for the upcoming winter. This undoubtedly must be done, " said Novak, answering the question whether Ukraine's desire to continue the pumping of gas from Russia more than 2 billion cubic meters envisaged by the agreement on winter package.
in winter gas package, which Ukraine, Russia and the European Commission initialled on 25 September, agreed the purchase of "Naftogaz" from "Gazprom" on gas credit five hundred million dollars, raised through the EC. On Wednesday Novak said that Gazprom received from Naftogaz $ 454 million pre-payment at the time of the winter package and has delivered 2 billion cubic meters of gas.