The EBRD loan should be provided to “Naftogaz” under guarantees of the Ukrainian government. The head of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev did not rule out that an agreement to provide funds to sign next Friday in Berlin.
KIEV, 16 Oct. “Naftogaz of Ukraine” expects to sign with a European Bank for reconstruction and development loan agreement for $ 300 million in next Friday in Berlin, told journalists the head of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev.
“We hope that if all goes well, next Friday in Berlin will be signed two documents — the loan agreement between Naftogaz and EBRD and agreement state guarantees between the Bank and the Ukrainian government,” he said.
Funds are provided under guarantees of the Ukrainian government and will be used to Finance the purchase of natural gas on the European market.
KOBOLEV earlier said on Friday that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the plan for the reform of corporate management of “Naftogaz”, which will allow you to get the EBRD loan ($300 million) and the world Bank (500 million dollars). The agreement with the WB may be concluded at the end of the current year.