Nikolai Sokolov. Russia assured Serbia in the stable supply of natural gas, despite the sensitive phase of relations " between Russia and Ukraine in connection with the transit pumping gas from Russia via Ukraine, said the Minister of mining and energy of Serbia Alexander antic.
on the last working day of the week he was in the Russian capital for talks with the head of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak.
" We are very open analyzed all possible scenarios and received strong assurances from our Russian partners, that in each of these scenarios, the priority would be to provide Serbia with the necessary amount of gas, " said antic in the conversation Belgrade Agency Tanjug.
most important, according to him, to provide stable delivery of gas and oil in winter, given that the key coal basins of the country flooded after the incident in may, floods.
Serbian Minister said that the sides agreed to continue the filling of the largest Serbian underground gas storage Banat courtyard, which currently uploaded about 60% out of 450 million cubic meters of " blue fuel ".
" Gazprom " on the first day of the week turned Ukraine into a prepayment for the supply of " blue fuel ", and they were reduced to zero. The gas giant hope, because this decision will not affect supplies to the European Union. Along with this and Gazprom, and the Commission noted the risks of occurrence of questions in winter, when Ukraine will spend accumulated in underground storage of gas accumulation.