Moscow hopes to receive timely advance from "Naftogaz of Ukraine" for March deliveries of blue fuel, said Russian Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
According to him, At this point in time all the key issues on gas supplies from Russia are discussed in the framework of phone conversations With the participation of Vice-President of the European Commission for energy of Marosa of Sefchovich and Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Vladimir Demchishin, reports a news Agency. The Minister also said that the conclusion of the suspension of gas supplies to Ukraine until was not taken. Attention to the gas between Gazprom and Naftogaz aggravated due to the fact that the Russian Firm from February 19 start gas supplies to Ukraine, and among them through the measuring station (GIS) "Prokhorovka" and "Platoo" Donbass, which are controlled LNR and DND. While the company insists that in his application indicates other GIS " Sudzha, Valuiki ", "sohranovka and Pisarevka" and "Prokhorovka" and "Platoo" they do not appear. On Tuesday, the head of Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said that "Naftogaz of Ukraine" have not given a new prepayment for gas from Russia, which increases the likelihood of bringing to the cessation of supply for two days. While Naftogaz said that Gazprom did not fulfill Ukraine's application for the production and delivery of 22 February prepaid natural gas than broke tripartite Brussels Treaty. In Naftogaz also told that they did not think it possible to make an advance payment for gas from Russia, until you are confident in the performance of the contract by Gazprom. At the same time February 6, energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Russia is ready to discuss gas supplies In the 2nd quarter, if the proposals of the Ukrainian side will provide the debt repayment schedule for first gas. Remember, in October 2014 on the results of the trilateral talks in Brussels, Russia, the EU and Ukraine signed the final agreement on gas supply and transit until March 2015. A legally recorded consensus, the cost of gas for Ukraine will be 378 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters until the end of 2014 and 385 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters until March 2015.