During live broadcasting from Verchovna Rada by TV Channel '112 Ukraine', Volodymyr Demchyshyn, Head of Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, reported that Ukraine will use reserves in underground gas storage facilities and gas supplies from Europe during the heating season in Ukraine.
'At this moment, Ukrainian storage facilities contain more than 16.4 billion cubic meters of gas. This is enough to pass this heating season with the supplies from EU, so now the dependence from Russia for gas supplies is absent. We have enough gas, so I request to reduce the degree of discussion, the situation is under control', said the Minister.
Earlier on Monday, Gazprom announced the termination of Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine in connection with the prepayment. As the result, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine commissioned Naftogaz Ukraine to stop gas purchases from Russia.
Andriy Kobolev, Head of Naftogaz Ukraine, assured that Ukraine will provide its need for gas this winter if Russia cuts supplies.