Party Opposition bloc said about the possible disruption of the heating season in Ukraine due to insufficient reserves of gas and coal.
"a few days before the start of the heating season, we are on the verge of its collapse. Thus, the stock of gas in storage have a maximum of 14 billion cubic meters, while ought 17 billion That is in fact When the winter is cold, the temperature in the houses will not be more than 12 degrees, "– RIA "news" the message of co-Chairman of the faction in the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Vilkul during a speech in the Ukrainian Parliament.
He also said that, according to him, the volume of coal in thermal power plants more than 2 times lower than needed. On 1 October the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the Ukrainian authorities are hoping for a warm winter and you're not supposed to buy gas from Russia. Before, Gazprom claimed that Ukraine lags behind in gas injection into UGS facilities in 1, 6 billion cubic meters compared with last year. As mentioned by the print edition OPINION, Ukraine threatens communal Abraham. 2 September the head of the Ukrainian government, Vladimir Groisman said that Ukraine is working on the signing of an additional agreement for the purchase of gas from Russia, without this document, Kiev pump gas will not. In may in "Naftogaz of Ukraine" was considered a very substantial likelihood of refusal of purchases of gas in Russia before the end of the year if its cost will not be lower than in Europe. In the last month of summer, the head of Ministry of Ukraine Igor Nasalik said 1 thousand Cubic meters of gas from Europe to Kiev is 45% more expensive than possible purchases in Russia, but is the cost of "independence of Ukraine" with gas from Russia. In July, the head of Naftogaz Andrey KOBOLEV said that Ukraine is forced to buy gas in the European Union in the 3rd quarter more than could be purchased from Russia. The cost is not called. KOBOLEV added that At this point in time the issue of gas supplies from Russia in the 3rd quarter is the issue price and the issue of signing the additional agreement, without which Kiev considers impossible the purchase of gas from Russia. As reported by the print edition OPINION, the reverse gas for Ukraine was becoming too expensive * purchase of fuel from Russia will enable the country to reduce costs ten million dollars.