Ukraine has chosen the pre-paid volumes of gas from Russia on 25 November, Thursday-from Russia received only transit volumes of gas, said the spokesman of the organization "Ukrtransgaz" Maxim Beliavsky.
"Paid volumes (Russian gas – approx. OPINION) were chosen yesterday, now the Ministry carries out only pumping gas from Russia to the EU ", - has declared Belyavsky RIA " Novosti ".
on Wednesday, the head of the Board of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine are terminated prior to receipt from Naftogaz of new payments. New pre-payment has not been received. Applications for production and delivery of gas from "Naftogaz of Ukraine" no. On Tuesday, the head of Naftogaz Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine can do without gas from Russia and this "any other" in the winter. According to him, Naftogaz is planning 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 17 November, the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak believes that the interruption of gas supplies through Ukraine is possible if Kyiv does not have time to accumulate enough reserves of natural gas in underground storage facilities. Novak described the refusal of Ukraine gas from Russia as an attempt to exacerbate the situation. 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.