The Ukrainian authorities are hoping for a warm winter and you're not supposed to buy gas from Russia, said the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
He drew attention That, according to the results of the examination of Russian experts, Ukraine ought to have in storage More than 17 billion cubic meters of gas for the normal passage of winter. However, Kiev is planning to increase the available volume only up to fifteen billion.
"As for Ukraine, here, in my OPINION, the situation is not less complicated, As still in the gas storage of 14 billion cubic meters of gas pumped. With this regulatory requirement according to our assumptions years to about 17 billion cubic meters of gas. But, As we have heard from our Ukrainian partners, they do not intend this figure to achieve, they want to upload fifteen billion and make it through the winter, hoping That winter will be warm ", Greg said the head of the Ministry in the interview to " echo of the capital of Russia ". Before, Gazprom claimed That Ukraine lags behind in gas injection into UGS facilities in 1, 6 billion cubic meters compared with last year. 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.