This was announced by Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
"I welcome today's decision of the World Bank to provide Naftohaz with $500 million in loan guarantees for the purchase of gas," Danyliuk said.
"This will help get through the cold season without worries. We've been working on this project together with colleagues from Naftohaz for several months. We also actively discussed this issue with the World Bank leaders during my last week visit to Washington. The Ukrainian homes will be warm this winter," he added.