Premier says Russia plans to halt gas transit to Europe via Ukraine in winter
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk has said Russia plans to cut off gas transit to Europe via Ukraine in winter.
"We know about the plans of Russia to cut off transit even in European Union member countries. That's why their [Russian] companies were ordered to maximally pump gas to the storehouses on the territory of Europe," he said before the beginning of a sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday.
The PM said that Russia is also forming plans to stop all supplies of energy resources to Ukraine.
"We know about the Russia's plans to in fact switch off all energy resources for Ukraine," he added.
The premier added that Ukraine had accumulated in its underground gas storages nearly 15 billion cubic meters of gas and now deals with diversification of coal supplies to the country, "since the Russian Federation and its mercenaries bomb and destroy the coalmines in which we extract energy coal."
Besides, Yatseniuk reported that Ukraine hopes for continuation of the talks and consultations in three-party format Ukraine-EU-Russia to address energy concerns.
The premier said Russia plans to halt gas transit to Europe via Ukraine in winter.