Tymoshenko asks from "Gazprom" two months of a delay

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Ukraine hopes to receive from Russia a delay to pay for natural gas which is pumped in underground storages and isn't used by the Ukrainian consumers.

The prime minister reported about it - the minister Yulia Timoshenko at meeting in the Cabinet.

She noted that in the middle of 1990-x years Ukraine paid for gas which was pumped in storages only after the beginning of its use by the Ukrainian consumers.

"But the Russian Federation set severe conditions in front of Ukraine: to pay all gas which is pumped in UGS and it isn't consumed yet", - I told Tymoshenko.

She added that in this regard the last 2 months the delegation of National joint stock company "Neftegaz of Ukraine" holds regular consultations and negotiations with Russian "Gazprom" on payment of the gas pumped in UGS.

Thus the prime minister - the minister emphasized that "the Neftegaz of Ukraine" has no current debts, it is a question of a debt for gas which was pumped in UGS generally in October.

"We would like that on this gas which else is in UGS and it isn't paid by consumers, Ukraine was given payment by installments minimum: 1-2 months", - were told by her.

Also the prime minister added that Ukraine is completely ready to a heating season for what in UGS more than 17 billion cubic meters of gas were downloaded.

As it was reported, the Rosukrenergo company declared a debt of "Neftegaz of Ukraine" before it for the put natural gas of 2,4 billion dollars.

The president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev considers impossible transition to direct supply of natural gas in case of a default by Ukraine of a debt for the consumed gas of 2,4 billion dollars.

Tymoshenko denies existence of this debt.

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