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Ostap Semerak: Ukraine is ready to meet this winter
24.09.2014 | 12:02
Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the CMU

Ukraine has faced very difficult problems relating to gas supply and meeting the needs of the heating season.

"Despite the difficult situation in the country, the Government took some important decisions that would minimize the negative effects of suspension of Russian natural gas to Ukraine. Overall, due to the steps of the Government as well as local authorities, today our country is ready for the challenges, which it may meet during the autumn-winter period," stated Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Ostap Semerak at the on-air program “Shuster Live” on Tuesday, 23 September.

The Minister has stressed that Russia offers Ukraine a completely unreasonable gas price: "This price is not a market one... And the price that Russia offers is higher than the price that Ukraine has found on the EU market."

Ostap Semerak noted that "if Ukraine had paid Russia at this gas price, that it has paid the European Union for the reverse in the last few months, our country would have saved half a billion dollars."

 

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