Ettinger: Ukraine must repay the debt for gas deliveries from Russia
Ukraine Must pay for the gas supplied from Russia, the price of which is disputed, said Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for energy, g?nther Oettinger.
" Without a doubt, this gas was supplied and must be paid. We need a honest package, a clear schedule - how much time does Ukraine have, what amount and when required to be paid. We need consensus and (achievement) can be, " said Ettinger, answering the question whether he is as a mediator in the gas talks between the Russian Federation and Ukraine to insist that Ukraine pay the debt, RIA " Novosti ". According to Ettinger, under the interim plan for solving the gas issues between Russia and Ukraine, the EC wishes to produce an intermediate price of Russian " blue fuel "that can act to Ukraine before the decision of the arbitration court in Stockholm." Must be an intermediate stage, then the arbitration decision, we are obliged to accept it, " said Ettinger. On the last working day of the week, August 29, will be held dialogues Ettinger with the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak. It is assumed that the tripartite meeting of the Russia-EU-Ukraine (in which is involved as a mediator, the Commission will be held in early September. Remember, June 16 from 10. 00 GMT Gazprom has entered the mode of payment for the supply and stop supplying gas to Ukraine. The pipeline is only intended for transit to the European Union blue fuel in the amount of 185 million cubic meters per day. The Deputy head of Naftogaz Alexander Todiychuk said gas reserves in underground storage of Ukraine may run out of the country until November, When most of the economy - until the end of the year. On June 27, the gas storage of Ukraine was estimated at 14, 24 billion cubic meters.