Minister Orzhel: Ukraine may resume direct purchases of Russian gasChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 23, 2019
Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Oleksiy Orzhel said during a press briefing that the Ministry does not exclude the option of buying gas directly from Russia.
Russia Minister Oleksiy Orzhel
Topics: Ukraine Russia gas
Earlier Director of Ukrainian company Naftogaz Yuriy Vitrenko said that nothing prevents Russian gas giant Gazprom from direct gas supplies to Ukraine. According to Vitrenko, last year Naftogaz made an advance payment for the Russian gas, but the Russian gas monopolist didn't supply this gas to Ukraine and violated the terms of the contract. ■