Ukraine to resume Russian gas imports in 2018, - Naftohaz CEO Koboliev

Naftohaz intends to purchase about 4-5 billion cubic meters of Russian gas this year and will continue importing gas from Europe.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrinform, Chairman of the Board of Naftohaz of Ukraine Andrii Koboliev told a press briefing.

"We plan to import [gas] from two directions. The price that Gazprom now obliged to set is very attractive. We must use this economic benefit," Koboliev said.

He explained that, Naftohaz was obliged to purchase 4-5 billion cubic meters of gas from the Russian Gazprom starting from 2018.

However, he specified no date of Russian gas supplies resumption.

Naftohaz has purchased no gas in Russia since late 2015. Under the ruling of the Stockholm arbitration tribunal, Ukraine is obliged to resume imports of the minimal Russian gas quantities in pursuance of the take-or-pay conditions of the contract.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3044873