MOSCOW, 27 Feb - RIA Novosti/Prime. There is a possibility of interruption of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine up to the tripartite meeting on 2 March in Brussels, If the next advance from "Naftogaz" will not do, said the head of Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak.
In the meeting on 2 March will be attended by energy Ministers of Russia and Ukraine and Vice-President of the Commission for energy Maros Sefcovic.
"There is such a possibility, If not received the funds, So as prepaid gas volume, which today Is, and considering the volumes that come to Ukraine, we in fact before the end of the week only prepayment is. That Is, the volumes will be supplied until the end of the week. If present, these days will receive the payment today or by Monday, respectively, will be delivered and the following volumes, " said Novak correspondents.
Official representative of "Gazprom" Sergei Kupriyanov on Thursday also said that If the "Naftogaz of Ukraine" to the end of the week will not transfer to Gazprom advance payment for gas deliveries in March, they will be completed.
according to the national energy security Fund (the national energy security Fund), part of the winter plan "Naftogaz" for December 2014 - February 2015 total transferred to Gazprom about 830 million pre-payment.
according to "Ukrtransgas" ( "daughter" of "Naftogaz") in the early winter of Ukraine chose 488, 106 million cubic meters of gas from Russia in January - 920, 314 million. 1 through February 24, the Firm has already chosen more than 733 million cubic meters. The specialists of the national energy security Fund believe that on February Ukraine has ordered from Russia nearly 1 billion cubic meters. The parties do not officially announced the amount ordered for February gas.
A new twist on an old theme emerged on February 19." Naftogaz of Ukraine "has stopped gas supplies in the Donbass, explaining that "critical damage" pipelines." Gazprom decided the problem, using canned gas station and just a couple of hours, the Ukrainian side suddenly said that he has restored pipe and resumed gas supplies to the region.
on the subsequent day of the event continued to grow, but the situation did not become clearer. So, Naftogaz says that resumed gas supply region. Authorized Donbass state that the gas comes specifically from Gazprom through the southern border With the Russian Federation (GIS "Platoo" and "Prokhorovka" )." Gazprom argues that the flow of gas through Platova " and "Prokhorovka" agreed With the Ukrainian side. Read more ""