Ukraine November 25, chose the pre-paid volumes of gas from Russia, Thursday from Russia received only transit volumes of gas, said Last news the press-Secretary of the organization "Ukrtransgaz" Maxim Beliavsky.
"Paid volumes (Russian gas - ed.) were selected yesterday, today Ukrtransgas carries out only pumping gas from Russia to the EU ", - said Beliavsky.
The head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller on November 25 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.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that "Naftogaz of Ukraine" stopped gas purchase from Russia on behalf of the government. The Ukrainian side explained its decision to abandon gas purchases from Russia best price conditions of imports from Europe. Thus, Ukraine did not exclude that if necessary the country would return to purchasing gas from Russia.
in the period from October 2015 to end March 2016, "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" interact on the basis of " winter gas package ", initiated by Russia, Ukraine and the EC on 25 September. In this package stipulated compulsory purchase of "Naftogaz" from "Gazprom" on gas credit five hundred million dollars, raised through the EC. This commitment, Ukraine has already completed, as of November 5, on accounts of Gazprom was 542 million dollars prepayments for gas from Naftogaz. Based on the price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the IV quarter of 2015 in 227, 36 dollars per thousand cubic meters, prepayment 542 million dollars corresponds to the volume 2, 383 billion cubic meters of gas.
According to the operative data " Ukrtransgaz ", in the period from 12 October to 24 November 2015, Naftogaz bought from Gazprom 2, 365 billion cubic meters of gas. This amount corresponds to the amount of 537, 763 million dollars. Ukrainian Firm publishes its statistics with a delay of two days.