“Last year, before the start of the heating season 2014/2015, we had 16.6 billion cubic meters of gas. Two billion cubic meters were supplied to Donetsk and Luhansk region, and we do not expect to do this next year again”, - noted minister during the round table.
When follow the chronology back a bit, you see that "Gazprom" started gas supply to the self-proclaimed "DPR" and "LPR", meanwhile, Ukraine underlined that the procedure of Russian gas supply to the territory of ATO country does not follow approved procedures. "Naftogaz" was quick to answer that the supply of "Gazprom" gas in the area ATO contradicts contract and will not be paid.
Russia ultimately supports the idea that "Naftogaz" is responsible for delivery and gas payment to the east of Ukraine, taking into account that Donbass is a part of Ukraine.