Naftogaz: gas supply Agreement not signed, Ukraine will buy from Russia

"Нафтогаз": Соглашение о поставках газа не подписано, Украина не будет покупать его у РФ

The Chairman of the Board NAK “Naftogaz Ukraine” Andriy KOBOLEV. Archival photo.

Agreement on the conclusion of the additional agreement to the contract between “Naftogaz of Ukraine” and “Gazprom” at the tripartite talks involving the European Commission could not be reached. This was stated to journalists by the head of the Ukrainian company Andrey Kobelev, writes “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“Today, unfortunately, agreement could not be reached. I hope that this can be done in the future, but today we are unable to sign the supplemental agreement. Without it, the purchase of Russian gas in accordance with the contract between “Naftogaz” and “Gazprom” impossible,” he said.

In turn, the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak said that Ukraine is ready to buy from Russia from 1.5 to 4 billion cubic meters of gas this winter. He noted that negotiations will continue.