"Gazprom" was going to block to Ukraine gas on March 8

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If till March 8 of NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy doesn't pay for the gas consumed in February, intake of natural gas from Russia will be blocked.

As the Kommersant-Ukraina newspaper knew, the board of directors of "Gazprom" made such decision on Tuesday, having heard information on a condition of calculations for natural gas from Ukraine and strategy in the relations with "Naftogaz".

One of participants of meeting reported to the newspaper that the deputy chairman of board of "Gazprom" Andrey Kruglov stated concern about a bad condition of payments of consumers of natural gas in Ukraine.

"If $400 million don't arrive on March 7, 8 - го Ukraine again should be disconnected", - the interlocutor of the edition told with reference to Kruglov.

Other high-ranking source in "Gazprom" confirmed that such plan is really developed.

"The company will fulfill the obligations to consumers and to transport gas in former volumes. But gas volume on an entrance to Ukraine will be reduced - the fuel intended for "Naftogaz" won't be delivered free of charge", - the interlocutor noted.

In a press - monopoly service officially refused to make comments on these statements.

Press - the secretary of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Valentin Zemlyansky reported that the company yet didn't receive from "Gazprom" of notices of possible reduction of supply of gas.

"We count that to us all - will be possible to accumulate the necessary sum of money till March 7 and to pay off", - Zemlyansky told.

The source of the edition close to the company, considers that "Naftogaz" can independently find about $100-160 million

And the acting head of board of NBU Anatoly Shapovalov on Wednesday explained that for calculations with "Gazprom" in February "Naftogaz" can buy about $400 million currency from National Bank, passing the interbank market. Thus, in his opinion, pressure upon an exchange rate from - for calculations of the Ukrainian gas monopolist won't be created.

In a press - Cabinet service on the decision of "Gazprom" refused to make comments.

It is known that last week "Naftogaz" notified "Gazprom" on possible deterioration of calculations from - for growth of debt of the enterprises of municipal power system of $552 million

Under the contract of January 19 "Naftogaz" is obliged a hedgehog


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