The current situation
that emerged due to lowering
the pressure in the gas
transport system and deficit in
gas supply following the illegal
actions of the Russia's gas
monopoly Gazprom is fully controlled
and does not pose threats.
From tomorrow Ukraine will receive
gas from Europe. This was
announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
"I just held
a meeting with technical experts, had a conversation with European Commission
Vice-President for Energy Union. The situation
is controlled. There will be
no negative phenomena. But we must remember
that the aggressor country will always find
variations to harm Ukraine. However, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine should
have been more prudent as
to energy issues and should
have created reserves of gas
in advance," the Head Government
The Prime Minister
stressed the situation will
be fully stabilized by Tuesday-Wednesday.
"Tomorrow, according to Naftogaz contracts,
European gas will be delivered
to Ukraine. It will balance
the work of the system,
" he emphasized.
Volodymyr Groysman emphasized the Action plan,
which was put into effect
by the decision
of the Energy
Headquarters stipulates for clear actions
of all authorities
in similar situations." The Ministry of Education
and Science issued an order
to cancel classes till Wednesday.
Local authorities decide on how
to balance gas consumption," he noted.
He stressed that
Ukraine was and remains a reliable
gas supplier to Europe. "At present, an issue of
energy independence is becoming more
relevant. In 2020 we will have
to provide municipal heat supply system with
our own gas,"
Volodymyr Groysman accentuated.
Russian gas giant
Gazprom, following the ruling of
the Stockholm arbitration court to pay over
$ 4 billion in favor of Ukraine
under the contracts of 2009, has lowered entry
pressure in Ukrainian gas transport,
thereby causing a deficit of gas
in Ukraine. According to the
Head of Government,
such actions could be considered
as an attempt
to blackmail against Europe and Ukraine.