The Finance Ministry of Ukraine has made the initiative eight variants of replacement of import of Russian natural gas, according to the press service of the Ministry.
the office offers eight variants of import substitution." Each of the proposed directions is able to be developed With the appropriate use in a specific region of Ukraine ", - quotes the letter of the Agency RIA " Novosti ". Among other options, the government retains plans for use of the sea terminal for liquefied natural gas." reviews of scientists, LNG can be considered as an alternative to Russian natural gas, which will be delivered on the market price of 380 dollars per thousand cubic meters ", - informs the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance. The Ministry acknowledges the outstanding issues related to the implementation of the project. For example, it is necessary to solve the " political question " with Turkey on the transit pumping through the Bosporus. Earlier, Ukraine said that it will reduce the dependence on gas from Russia at the expense of the Slovak reverse and renewal of gas agreements with Poland and Hungary. 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. Earlier, the European Commission said that the Treaty on the reverse of gas to Ukraine from Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia to the relevant legislation. 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 hardly possible, and " virtual " reverse requires consideration from the perspective of legality. 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.