Ukraine does not step back to pay for gas from Russia, and just decided to buy fuel in the European Union, said the head of the organization "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andrey Kobelev.
"Today's decision was made on the basis of economic considerations – how to buy more cheap gas ", - quotes RIA "Novosti" his words in the interview of si-EN-EN." 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.
previously the head of Naftogaz Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine plans in the future to buy gas from Russia as needed, depending on the value of consumption in the country and taking into account the proposals on the European market. Along with this, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the government adopted a conclusion to ban Naftogaz for Russian gas. On Wednesday the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that as of 10. 00 am "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. Later Director of business development at Naftogaz Yury Vitrenko said that the Ukrainian Firm in the near future priority will be to buy European gas, which is cheaper than Russian. On Tuesday, the head of Naftogaz Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine can do without gas from Russia and this "any other" in the winter. November 13, KOBOLEV said that the Company wants in the near future to start with Gazprom about reduction of gas price from Russia in the 1st quarter of the coming year. For example, Kiev nourishes the hope that in 2016 the cost for gas from Russia will be lower than 227 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters. Novak said that the discount for Ukraine for the 1st quarter of the coming year will be according to market prices for gas.