At 3 p.m. of Feb. 19, the Russian gas monopolist began supplying natural gas through Prokhorovka and Platovo gas metering stations (GMS) bordering with the anti-terrorist operation area. This is stated in a Gazprom press release, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainian News.
"In accordance with the current contract on the purchase and sale of gas between Gazprom and Naftohaz Ukrainy, starting 4 p.m. (Moscow time) on Feb. 19, 2015 Gazprom has been supplying gas to Ukraine, including through measuring stations Prokhorovka and Platovo in the amount of 12 million cbm per day," Gazprom's Chairman of the Board Alexey Miller said.
These GIS are located in the Rostov region (Russia) at a distance of 1 and 9 km from the Russian-Ukrainian border, area not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev instructed Gazprom to deliver gas to the "DPR" and "LPR" as humanitarian aid.