Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that such a decision due to the fact that Kiev has received from the “European partners” proposals in relation to price “is much better than from the Eastern neighbour”.
KYIV, Nov 25. “Naftogaz of Ukraine” has stopped purchasing Russian gas on behalf of the government, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller earlier on Wednesday reported that as of 10 a.m. “Naftogaz of Ukraine” have chosen a prepaid volumes of Russian gas, a new prepayment has been received, and bids for the supply of gas, so gas supplies from Russia are terminated before receipt from the Ukrainian company of new payments.
“The government has decided to authorize Naftogaz to stop purchasing Russian gas, and they messed up — it’s not they we don’t supply gas, we are not buying gas. This was done primarily due to the fact that the suggestions that came from our European partners, the quotations are much better than from the Eastern neighbor”, — said Yatsenyuk.
According to him, the total gas consumption is now reduced by 20%.
In the fourth quarter of the price of Russian gas for Ukraine taking into account the discount is 227.36 USD per thousand cubic meters.