"Naftogaz of Ukraine" stopped gas purchase from Russia on behalf of the government, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday.
The head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller before Wednesday said that as of 10 a.m. "Naftogaz of Ukraine" has chosen the first pre-paid volumes of gas from Russia, new the prepayment is not received, as well as applications for the production and delivery of gas, for this reason, gas supplies from Russia are terminated before admission from Ukrainian organizations of new payments.
"The government has decided to authorize Naftogaz to stop the purchase of gas from Russia, and they are confused - it's not they we don't supply gas, we are not buying gas. This is done in the 1st place due to the fact that the suggestions that came from our European partners, the quotations are much better than from the Eastern neighbor ", - said Yatsenyuk.
according to him, the total gas consumption is currently reduced by 20%.
in the fourth quarter the cost of gas from Russia to Ukraine with the discount is 227, 36 dollars per thousand cubic meters.