The funds transferred by the Ukrainian Naftogaz as a prepayment for gas from Russia will only last for five days, said the head of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller.
"Ukraine from the beginning of November has reduced gas consumption from Russia because of the financial deficit of the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" is almost 3 times. Prepaid gas remained only for five days, "said Miller, RIA" Novosti ".
On 29 October, Gazprom received from the "Naftogaz of Ukraine" another $ 64 million pre-payment for gas supplies. For its part the head of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andrey Kobelev said that Kiev had fully paid for the supply of 2 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia During the winter package. 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, 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. 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.