last year Ukraine could get eight to ten billion cubic meters of gas via
reverse flow, then in the current year we hope to increase this volume to 14
billion cubic meters", the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk stressed at a briefing following the
meeting with the Head of the Government of the Slovak Republic Robert Fico and
negotiations of the governmental delegations of Ukraine and Slovakia on Friday,
Minister of Ukraine has reminded that his previous meeting with Robert Fico
happened during the launching ceremony of the pipeline "Vojani-Uzhgorod" in the town of Velke
Kapusany in Slovakia.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has informed that in January 2015 Ukraine purchased
more gas in Slovakia than in Russia. The total volume of gas supply for the month
was 1 billion cubic meters.
Minister has also underlined that the current cost of gas that Ukraine buys
from Slovak partners and Europe, is lower than the cost of gas, which she receives
from the Russian Federation.
the Head of Government has emphasized the need not only to increase the volume
of reverse flow, "but, in general, to change the energy map of
Europe". He has recalled that Ukraine decided to give European and
American companies access to the Ukrainian gas