In 2012-2014, Ukraine’s gas imports from Slovakia, Poland and Hungary totaled 3.8 billion cubic meters, including 1.7 billion cubic meters this year, Medvedev stressed, adding that Ukraine’s Naftogaz is not complying with the current contracts.
Gutenev said Russian lawmakers are drafting a bill banning Russian exporters from supplying oil and gas to debtor countries and the states that “virtually” re-export hydrocarbons to the debtor countries.
Russia stopped gas flows to Ukraine in June over an unsettled dispute over debt and gas prices.
The Naftogaz oil and gas company stopped paying for the consumed Russian natural gas on March 25. As of August 1, the overall debt of Naftogaz to Gazprom for supplied gas totaled about $5.3 billion.