Kiev can buy gas in Europe due to the delay of the reform of “Naftogaz”

Kiev can buy gas in Europe due to the delay of the reform of “Naftogaz”


Now to buy gas will in the best case in December that could cause problems, said the Director for business development at Naftogaz Yury Vitrenko. He reminded that Russia may turn off gas, given what is happening with electricity in the Crimea.

KYIV, 24 Nov. Ukraine cannot buy gas in Europe to loan $300 million from the EBRD due to the delay of the reform of the management of the NJSC “Naftogaz”, said in an interview with “European truth” Director of business development at Naftogaz Yury Vitrenko.

At the end of October, Naftogaz and the EBRD signed an agreement on loan provision in the amount of $ 300 million for the purchase of gas by Ukraine. These funds allow us to purchase about 1 billion cubic meters of gas on the Western border of Ukraine. Condition of allocation of these funds is to reform the management of “Naftogaz”.

“The current situation, when lawyers of some of the ministries suddenly are saying that the Cabinet did not approve the plan for the reform of corporate management of “Naftogaz”…. It is really shocking many. As a result, now “stuck” 300 million euros from the EBRD for the purchase of gas,” — said Vitrenko.

“We’re talking about Gaza, which must be purchased in November through the reverse supply chain; now God forbid that it bought in December. If it is not purchased and in December, there are nuances. Especially in light of the fact that Russia can turn off gas. And given what is happening with electricity in the Crimea, such actions, unfortunately, possible,” — said Vitrenko.