Russia’s Zvyagintsev wins Jury Prize at 70th Cannes Film Festival with his LovelessSociety & Culture May 28, 21:32
Three Russian tourists hurt is road accident with tourist minibus in TurkeySociety & Culture May 28, 18:58
Some 40,000 cyclists taking part in Moscow cycle paradeSociety & Culture May 28, 18:33
Corporation Irkut: MS-21 first flight performed in routine modeBusiness & Economy May 28, 16:54
Ukrainian military launch more than 180 shells, mines on Donetsk within one dayWorld May 28, 16:36
Minister: Russia may supply 1,000 MC-21 planes to 2037Business & Economy May 28, 14:42
Lavrov: China, ASEAN interested in organization of Eurasian partnershipRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 28, 11:45
MC-21 airliner makes first test flight - sourceBusiness & Economy May 28, 11:00
Putin congratulates Border Guards on their professional holidayMilitary & Defense May 28, 10:57
KIEV, July 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s vice-premier and minister of regional development, construction and housing and utilities sector, told a briefing on Thursday that Ukraine might purchase 6-7 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia in 2014.
“We may need to buy 6-7 billion cubic meters of gas to go through the winter heating season normally. Negotiations, including with European partners, are underway. I do not see any grounds for Russia’s refusal to sell gas to us,” Groisman said, noting that Russia should not unilaterally double the gas price for Ukraine.
The vice-premier said that a coordination center set up on order from Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to prepare for the heating season had been assigned with the task to maximum reduce gas consumption.
Andriy Kobolev, the chief of Ukraine’s Naftogaz, said Ukraine might be short of about 6 billion cu m of gas this winter because of lack of agreements with Russia.
“That is why the population should save about 4 billion cu m of gas,” he said.