Ukraine has almost paid for the gas for September, Bogdan Sokolovski, authorized representative of the president on international energy security, told journalists, IMC reported.

According to him, Ukraine paid about 100 million dollars for September gas, and as for October, “the settling is in the process.”

“Unfortunately, gas debt problem remains, means haven’t been found but the work is going,” he said.

Sokolovski informed that Naftogaz delegation is holding consultations in Moscow today.

He also reminded that Russia speaks about 2.4 billion USD of the debt, while Ukraine admits only 1 billion 260 million dollars.

“Probably, they include the pumped gas also,” he noted, but added that Ukraine does not pay for gas in advance.

He also underlined that if the government of Ukraine had foreseen the financial situation, it would have provided Naftogaz with necessary means to avoid the current situation regarding the gas debts.


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