Until 2020 Europe and Ukraine has no alternative to Russian gas.

Ukraine risks running out of gas.

"Gazprom" will suspend the gas supplies to Ukraine, if problem with the debt will not be solved,

Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's permanent representative to the EU, states. "I'm not excluding anything - he states - if the problem with the gas debt, which is about $ 3.5 billion, will not be resolved in a timely manner". The analysts say that tomorrow this topic will be discussed at a tripartite meeting of experts of The Russian Federaion, the EU and Ukraine.

Alexander Novak, the Russian Energy Minister, have already announced that Russia has introduced payment for gas in advance for the Ukraine because "Naftogaz" has not paid in time for the April delivery. It expired on May 7th. Our partners in the response made it clear that they are willing to pay within ten days, but at the old price, that is not $ 485, but $ 268.5 per thousand cubic meters. "Gazprom" left this statement without comment.

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