Ukraine has no plans to buy Russian gas. About this on air of channel 5 said the Chairman of the Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy KOBOLEV.
“In fact, the problem is not price, the problem is that for the third quarter of this year, Gazprom had refused to sign the additional agreement which is absolutely essential to make these deliveries could take place. And there the question is not even in price. Gazprom signed a similar agreement at least three times. For such transactions was supplied to the gas in winter 2014-2015, summer 2015 and last winter. This time Gazprom unexpectedly declined, which we believe is a symptom of unfriendly and non-commercial policy,” – said Kobolyev.
He hoped that after the completion of the arbitration, Gazprom will change their behavior. “Or will be required to do after the decision of the judges”, he added.
COBOL nakia reminded that Naftogaz is actively buys gas in Europe. “We are now a little ahead of schedule, because not only NAK imports, and private companies. Daily import very high – about 45-46 million cubic meters. He more than any day last year. We look forward to the beginning of the heating season to save about 14.5 billion cubic meters, which is a comfortable level for the autumn-winter season”, – said the head of the company.
We will remind, last year the beginning of the heating season Ukraine has 17 billion cubic meters of gas.
Ukraine already more than six months living without Russian gas supplies. The heating season in 2015-16 was the first passed without the injection of gas from Russia. Import of gas from Russia to Ukraine stopped on 25 November 2015 due to high prices for Russian fuel.