The head of «Gazprom» Alexey Miller commented on the statement of «Naftogaz of Ukraine» of 15 December that by the end of winter, the company does not intend to buy from «Gazprom» gas. According to Miller, saying the Ukrainian side says about the risks of transit through the territory of Ukraine, as the country has a problem with gas in UGS.
As Miller told reporters, «Naftogaz» has pumped less gas than in its entire history, and began selection of gas earlier than usual in the season autumn-winter.
Also, the head of Gazprom reminded Ukraine that in the period of severe cold and frost for her it was difficult to do without Russian gas. If Kiev starts siphoning transit gas, Gazprom may limit the supply of unauthorized selection. Miller said that the Russian company may limit the supply disproportionately.