Ukraine to cut Russian gas import almost twofold in 2013

Tuesday 26th February, 2013

Ukraine Ukraine is going to cut gas supplies from Russia despite earlier agreements between the two countries. In 2013 Kiev plans to buy 18 to 20 bln cubic meters despite existing contracts stating it should buy twice as much. The decision was announced Tuesday by the Deputy Chairman of the Ukraine’s Naftogaz, Vadim Chuprun, who stressed that the country “has enough reserves not to feel the shortage of Russian gas” in the near future. “We have warned Gazprom that we are going to buy less this year,” the RIA news agency quotes Chuprun as saying. Under the 2009 contract, Ukraine’s nationa…

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