Interruptions in winter, with gas supplies to the European Union via Ukraine is unlikely, said the head of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andrey Kobelev.
"I would have said that the probability of such a situation is rather low this winter ", - quotes RIA "Novosti" his words in response to question si-EN-EN, is there a Danger of the repetition of crises of 2006 and 2009 when Europe was not able to get enough gas because of the difficulties in relations between Kiev and Moscow." The main reason is what I mentioned Earlier. The market has changed dramatically. There are many vendors who would like to replace, for example, " Gazprom ", if they try to repeat gas crisis of 2009, for example ", he added. Earlier the head of Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that gas supplies through Ukraine is possible if Kyiv does not have time to accumulate enough reserves of natural gas in underground storage facilities. Before the last working day of the week, Alexander Novak described the refusal of Ukraine gas from Russia as an attempt to exacerbate the situation. Remember, "Naftogaz of Ukraine" said that from 1 July 2015 suspends gas purchases from Gazprom to agree on the delivery conditions. Explaining the actions of Kiev, Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – political, and the reasons for this.