Deputy Prime Minister DND Andrey Purgin in explanation of the newspaper LOOK revealed That the situation with gas in DND remains difficult, But the Republic, regardless of the media reports, is not passed on gas from Russia.
"we have a small savings, which we currently use: pressure to occur in the pipe, plus a small store. Currently, intensive meetings about how out of position, addressed the issue of reconnection as well as variants, but as long as we are on internal reserves. Yesterday around midnight, Ukraine has disconnected us from the gas completely, " said Burgin the newspaper LOOK. He also hinted That the media rushed to report about What DND turned on gas from Russia: "No, we have not moved on gas from Russia. There are still many technical problems is also a political decision. For this reason, to talk about the fact That at the present time we got gas from Russia, we can't, " he said. As for the " political question ", Purgin Also not confirmed That conclusion about reconnect on gas from Russia has already been made: "You know, I'm not directly involved with gas. There are Experts that are currently very actively addressing these issues, There is a General fee, Etc. With its own part, I can say That we all hope That we will not freeze. We've got hundreds of thousands of people live, And gas heating Is in practice at all, " he said. Finally, Burgin said That the shut-off Without any warning, However, seems to have been preparing a long time: "No explanation, No nothing, just were blocked valves And all. And about any catastrophe of the question. There jumpers quite a lot, all of them even technically cut is very hard. This means they spent There at home, most of the preliminary work before you do. And in exactly the same position was LNR ", - he concluded. Before the media referring to the same Andrew Purgina reported That DND has officially announced the transition to natural gas from Russia due to the fact That Kiev was dismantled valves on the pipeline. On Wednesday the head of the Luhansk national Republic (LNR) Igor Carpenter Also said That the Ukrainian authorities stopped the gas supply to LNR. Thus, on behalf of Kiev valves on the pipeline were dismantled so That their re-switching has become impossible. In the management of main gas pipelines LNR said gas reserves in the Lugansk And Donetsk national republics will only last until Thursday evening. We emphasize That in the middle of December 2014, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed to provide the residents of Donetsk And Lugansk regions of gas And electricity And said That the gas supply in the Donbass will not be stopped. However, at the same time Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said That the provision of Donbass gas And electricity costs Kiev 200 million dollars every month. Later Yatsenyuk assessed expenses of Kiev on the content of the Donbass in the heating season at $ 1 billion.