According to the Minister of Fuel and Energy Yuriy Prodan, today Ukraine must pay off debts for gas to Russia, except those sums, which Ukraine doesn’t confirm. He stated in an interview with journalists in the Cabinet, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

The Minister has emphasized that for today there are some questions, which Ukraine contests.

“This is the question of doubtful overpayment of around 400 millions and corresponding dividends, which are necessary to be taken into account,” Prodan noted.

According to him, today the question on payment debts for last year to “UkrGazEnergo” must be solved.

Yesterday Russian gas monopoly “Gazprom” renewed threats to cut gas supplies to Ukraine. Gasprom intends to reduce supplies by 25% on Monday, March 3 if Ukraine’s government does not regulate controversies with it.

“Gazprom” made Ukraine such ultimatum after some hours of telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yushchenko. That conversation was initiated by Russian side.

According to official representative of “Gazprom” Sergey Kupriyanov, 1.9 milliard cubic meters of unpaid gas is in Kyiv.


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