Naftogaz: Kiev does not step back to pay for Russian gas and will buy it in the EU
The head of the organization "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine does not step back to pay for gas from Russia, and just decided to buy fuel in the EU.
"Today's decision was made on the basis of economic considerations - to obtain cheaper gas ", - he told in interview to television channel.
"Yes, because we have better options - you can buy it in the European Union ", - said Korolev in a request to add, why run out of gas purchases from Russia because Ukraine refuses to pay or because it has more lucrative options.
first Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that "Naftogaz of Ukraine" stopped gas purchase from Russia on behalf of the government.
yesterday the Head of Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine have the opportunity to stop for 2 days for lack of payment. Before the Head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller has specified that the advance payment for Russian gas until now not received. The last tranche for gas was adopted from Ukraine 5 November. Miller said that Ukraine now takes a very small amount of gas. But even at similar volumes to Ukraine prepaid gas left for a few days.