The European Commission insists on the legality of reverse gas supplies to Ukraine European companies and considers unacceptable the opportunity limits Russia supplies to them, said press Secretary of the EU energy Commissioner Sabine Berger.
" We have taken note of the message. It is unacceptable to make such danger. Organization in the EU are besprepyatstvenno to have the gas they buy, and It is perfectly legal to sell this gas to Ukraine, " said Berger in response to the request to comment the statements about the possible reduction of gas supplies from Russia to European companies, which organize the reverse of gas to Ukraine, RIA " Novosti ". Earlier the Commission had already argued that the Treaty on the reverse of gas to Ukraine from Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia to the relevant legislation. 1 July the head Rossi centuries Putin said that reverse gas to Ukraine from Western Europe is not and cannot be. We emphasize that in April the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that the idea of reverse gas supplies from Europe to Ukraine raises questions: physical reverse is hardly possible, as a " virtual " requires consideration from the perspective of legality. However, in June the management of Naftogaz said that the reverse gas via Slovakia has the ability to be established since September, maybe a little Earlier. According to existing agreements, Ukraine will have the opportunity to receive this year to reverse the EU only 6, 5 billion cubic meters of gas. Large volumes will be possible only if Kiev will be able to establish large-scale reverse through Slovakia. The Ukrainian state company Naftogaz has acknowledged that It cannot be done without the consent of the Russian Gazprom. 16 June 10. 00 Moscow time Gazprom has introduced the mode of payment for the supply and ceased to supply gas to Ukraine. The pipeline is only intended for transit to the European Union blue fuel in the amount of 185 million cubic meters per day. The Prime Minister of Russia D. Medvedev A. said that the new Kiev guide artificially created gas crisis, which in the end will hit the Ukrainian economy. Gazprom also said that addressed in the Stockholm international arbitration court with a claim to " Naftogaz of Ukraine " about collecting of debts in the amount of 4, 5 billion dollars. It was a once Naftogaz confirmed preparedness to address in arbitration court in Stockholm, despite the fact that in the process of negotiations on 2 June, the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that Gazprom and Naftogaz agreed that no one of the parties will be filing a claim in the Stockholm court.