Ukraine's debt for Russian gas deliveries has reached $3.5 billion as of the end of April. Russia has decided to switch to a prepayment scheme due to the outstanding bills, in full accordance with the countries' contract. Following this decision, Gazprom prepared an advance bill for Ukraine's Naftogaz for June deliveries. In case of non-payment, Russia can suspend the gas supply to Ukraine starting June 3.
Trilateral gas talks between Russia, the European Commission and Ukraine are likely to take place in the first 10 days of the month, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Thursday.
Russia's energy giant Gazprom has retained its Ukrainian market despite Kiev's demand for gas falling amid an economic downturn in the country, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday.
Ukraine's Naftogaz may resume gas purchases from Russia if Moscow proposes a more beneficial price than Europe does, Kiev Mayor Vitaliy Klichko said Friday.
The authorities of the southern Ukrainian city of Henichesk confirmed on Tuesday the city started to receive natural gas from Russia's Crimea.
Russia has started supplying the southern Ukrainian city of Henichesk with natural gas at the request of local authorities amid severe frosts in the region, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to elaborate the possibility of gas supplies from Russia to the city of Henichesk in Ukraine’s Kherson region, at the request of the city’s authorities amid severe frosts, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said Monday.
Ukraine has various options of buying gas from Europe and decided to halt purchases of Russian gas because European paths are more beneficial for it from the economic perspective, Andriy Kobolev, head of Ukraine’s national gas company Naftogaz, said.
Kiev's prepayment is sufficient to cover deliveries for a couple of days, Gazprom CEO noted.
Kiev has to pay $256.5 million to Gazprom for the gas delivered to Eastern Ukraine, according to the Russian company's financial report.
The preliminary terms of the World Bank’s (WB) anticipated $500-million loan to Ukraine envisions natural gas deliveries from both the European Union and Russia, the head of Ukraine’s state-run Naftogaz energy company said Monday.
Naftogaz assumes it can avoid purchasing Russian gas in 2016, according to the company's CEO.
'Normandy Four' leaders discussed gas deliveries to Ukraine during summit in Paris in the context of previous agreements on the issue, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.
Alexander Novak denied Russia had received the money from Ukraine.
Ukraine wants Russian gas "at market price", but with a discount.
Naftogaz Ukraine must pay $29 billion to Russia’s Gazprom.
Ukraine's energy company Naftogaz filed a new lawsuit against the Russian energy giant Gazprom in the Stockholm court, according to the official statement of the Ukrainian company.
The demand of Ukraine for Russian gas has increased twofold from May 1, according to the head of Russian energy giant Gazprom Alexei Miller.
Gazprom has confirmed receiving $40 million from Naftogaz as a prepayment for Russian gas, a source in Gazprom told RIA Novosti Wednesday.
A meeting between the EU, Russia and Ukraine on gas due in Berlin next Tuesday has been postponed until later this month.
The price for the Russian gas for Ukraine must correspond to the prices in its neighboring countries, president Putin said during a meeting with the Gazprom CEO.
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