Minister of economy of Austria introduced an initiative of the European Union to pay the debt of Ukraine for gas
The situation with Russian gas supplies to Kiev requires a political solution and participation of the European Union, And among them are the possible payment Brussels debt of Ukraine, the Minister of economy of Austria Reinhold Mitterlehner.
" We are ready for the crisis, However, the medium-term Outlook seems to me not devoid of questions ", - RIA " news " referring interview of the Minister radio ORF. He noted that in the short term, Austria can receive gas via other pipelines And destocking. In winter gas Austria enough, He said." anyway, until February We get. I guarantee that winter We will survive, " said Mitterlehner. At the same time, According to the Minister, requires a political solution." If We do not come to a political solution with Ukraine at the EU level, we will have problems, " said Mitterlehner. He believes that the EU could eventually cover the debts of Ukraine in view of the current economic weakness of the country. However, For the further economic development of Ukraine seek the solution of political confrontation in the country, which takes three to four months, He said. According to Mitterlehner, stockpiling gas in Austria are now 5, 3 billion cubic meters, which is 65% more than in the same period last year, reports the Agency. Austria gets from Russia about 60% of the gas from the total volume of its consumption. Remember, Gazprom 10. 00 Moscow time on Monday imposed a regime of payment of deliveries of gas to Ukraine. Then the Minister of energy of Ukraine Yuriy Prodan said that Gazprom stopped supplying gas to Ukraine, the gas pipeline is only intended for transit to the European Union blue fuel in the amount of 185 million cubic meters per day. And appointed by the Verkhovna Rada, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the background of the termination of deliveries to Kiev gas from Russia ordered to prepare a draft law on the introduction of emergency in the energy sector of the country. VIDEO