Friday, February 27, 2015

Ukraine Pays For One Day Of Gas Supplies, Russia Demands More

Pipes and valves are seen at an underground gas storage facility in the village of Mryn, 120 km (75 miles) north of Kiev May 21, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Reuters: Ukraine sends small prepayment for Russian gas

* Ukraine sent $15 mln payment
* Gazprom had threatened to cut off supply
* European Commission has proposed talks next Monday
* No threat to gas for Europe -Ukraine official

KIEV/KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Ukraine has sent a small prepayment of $15 million to Russia for March natural gas deliveries, energy officials from the two sides said on Friday, after Moscow threatened to cut off supply.

In their latest dispute, Ukraine and Russia have argued over who should pay for Russian gas sent to two rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine after supply from Kiev was cut off.

WNU Editor: This is pathetic .... the Ukraine government only had $15 million in the bank to pay for one day of natural gas from Russia ... but they want a month of gas supplies for this payment. And what is their Plan B ... they are now hoping that the West would send them some gas (on credit of course) .... Ukraine says hopes for more gas from Europe in March (Reuters).

More News On Ukraine's Energy Crisis

Ukraine sends small prepayment for Russian gas -- Reuters
Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies -- AP
Ukraine pays Gazprom $15mn for 24 hours worth of gas -- RT
Gazprom Confirms Ukraine Pays $15 Million, Enough For One Day -- Radio Free Europe
Ukraine makes gas payment ahead of energy talks with Russia -- Deutsche Welle

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