Following his visit to Hungary, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman announced a new project of gas supplies from Croatia to Ukraine through an LNG-terminal.
Russian Gazprom attempted blocking import of European gas to Ukraine and spent $5 billion on facilitating these attempts, Russian media report.
Ukraine hopes for renewal of trilateral talks of Ukraine, Russia and the European Commission on possible supplies of natural gas for Ukraine from the Russian Federation.
Turkey has announced its readiness to begin the construction of the first line of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.
Back in 2009, Yuliia Tymoshenko signed gas contracts in which Ukraine's interests were not top priority.
Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the "winter package" under which Ukraine received a discount on gas expires on March 31.
For the first time in 24 years of its sovereignty, Ukraine has finally managed to get rid of the dependence on Russian gas.
National Joint Stock Company Naftohaz of Ukraine has received $500 million to its bank account, planning to use the money for the purchase of natural gas from Russia during the heating season.
At the meeting on Friday, Volodymyr Demchyshyn, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Alexander Novak, the Russian Energy Minister, and Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, have discussed and agreed all substantial commitments of the governments of Russia and Ukraine, as well as the European Commission which are to be included in the Binding Protocol within the framework of the new gas supply "winter package."
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Russian monopolist Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller and Naftohaz Ukrainy CEO Andrii Koboliev held talks in Vienna.
Russia will be ready to provide Ukraine with a discount on gas bought for Q4, the price will be leveled with quotes for Ukraine's neighboring countries, like Poland.
Ukraine is still unable to do without Russian gas during winter peak loads of its energy system so we intend to conclude another "winter package" agreement with Gazprom and prepare for the next round of trilateral gas talks with participation of the EU in Vienna at the end of August.
Trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission in Vienna on Tuesday ended without results.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the decree that offers discount on gas price for Ukraine.
The total amount of claims of Naftohaz to Gazprom under the contracts on gas purchase and transit has already exceeded $16 billion.