“Naftogaz of Ukraine” has not made a new prepayment for Russian gas, and not have applied for new gas supplies. This creates risks for the reliable transit of gas to Europe, said Aleksey Miller.
MOSCOW, 25 Nov. Deliveries of Russian gas to Ukraine are terminated prior to receipt from Naftogaz of the new charges, said the Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexey Miller.
“Today as of 10 a.m. “Naftogaz of Ukraine” have chosen a prepaid volumes of Russian gas. New pre-payment has not been received. Bids for the supply of gas from “Naftogaz of Ukraine” no. Thus, deliveries continue until the proceeds from the Ukrainian company of new payments”, — told reporters the head of “Gazprom”.
At the same time already now, before the onset of severe cold weather, Ukraine began active selection of gas from underground storage facilities, which were not sufficiently full, he added.
“Refuse purchases of Russian gas poses serious risks to reliable gas transit to Europe through Ukraine and for gas supply to Ukrainian consumers during the coming winter”, — said Miller.