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Gas supplies to Poland via Ukraine going normally — operator

November 25, 2015, 15:32 UTC+3 WARSAW

Earlier on Friday Gazprom said it ceased gas supplies to Naftogaz of Ukraine until new payments

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WARSAW, November 25. /TASS/. Gas supplies to Poland from the eastern border are provided normally, spokesperson of the Polish gas transmission system operator Gaz-System said on Wednesday.

Currently, gas supplies to Poland through all receivers are provided according to clients’ orders, the company’s representative said, adding that Gaz-System is monitoring the situation.

Earlier on Friday Gazprom said it ceased gas supplies to Naftogaz of Ukraine until new payments. "Today, as of 10 am Naftogaz of Ukraine took previously prepaid volumes of Russian gas. There was no additional pre-payment. No applications for gas supply from Naftogaz of Ukraine either. Thus, the deliveries are suspended until new payments from the Ukrainian company are received. At the same time before seriously cold weather, Ukraine has started active gas takeoffs from underground storage facilities, which are insufficiently filled as it is. Refusal from buying Russian gas creates risks for reliable gas transit to Europe via Ukraine and gas supplies for Ukrainian consumers during coming winter," he said.

Naftogaz’ press service said Kiev will deliver Russian gas for European consumers in full accordance with Gazprom’s contractual terms. "Over the latest 1.5 years we’ve demonstrated that we can ensure sustainable transit of Russian gas independent from whether it is supplied for Ukraine or not," Chief Executive Officer Andrey Kobolev said.

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