Gazprom received from Naftogaz another advance payment for gas supplies to Ukraine in the amount of $ 24 million, but this will last only until 10 November, said Thursday the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller.
"Ukraine made an advance payment in the amount of 24 million dollars for gas supplies from Russia. Taking into account the prepayment is made before this is only enough for five days – until November 10. At the same time purchasing the reverse from Europe declined compared With the third quarter in 2 times ", – the expression quotes Miller RIA " Novosti ".
on Wednesday the head of the organization "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andriy KOBOLEV has expressed hope that in 2016 the cost for gas from Russia will be lower than 227 dollars per thousand cubic meters. Before Tuesday, the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Gazprom set the price for gas from Russia allows Kiev to buy natural gas in the volumes required, and gives the opportunity to count on the planned passage of the heating season. On 27 October 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.